In recent years historians in many different parts of the world have sought to transnationalize and globalize their perspectives on the past. Despite all these efforts to gain new global historical visions, however, the debates surrounding this movement have remained rather provincial in scope. Global History, Globally addresses this lacuna by surveying the state of global history in different world regions.
Divided into three distinct but tightly interweaved sections, the book's chapters provide regional surveys of the practice of global history on all continents, review some of the research in four core fields of global history and consider a number of problems that global historians have contended with in their work. The authors hail from various world regions and are themselves leading global historians. Collectively, they provide an unprecedented survey of what today is the most dynamic field in the discipline of history.
As one of the first books to systematically discuss the international dimensions of global historical scholarship and address a wealth of questions emanating from them, Global History, Globally is a must-read book for all students and scholars of global history.
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About the Author
Sven Beckert is Professor of American History at Harvard University, USA, where he teaches the history of the United States and global history. His most recent book is Empire of Cotton: A Global History (2014), which won the 2015 Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History.
Dominic Sachsenmaier is Professor of Modern China with a Special Emphasis on Global Historical Perspectives at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany. In the past, he held faculty positions at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany and Duke University, USA as well as the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. His main research interests are Chinese and global history.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Global History, Globally Sven Beckert (Harvard University, USA) and Dominic Sachsenmaier (Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany)
Part 1: Regions
1. Global History in (Western) Europe: Explorations and Debates Gareth Austin (Cambridge University, UK)
2. Re-presenting Asia on the Global Stage: The Rise of Global History Study in East Asia Qingjia Edward Wang (Beijing University, China/Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, USA)
3. Latin America and the Caribbean: Traditions of Global History Rafael Marquese and João Paulo Garrido Pimenta (both of University of Sao Paolo, Brazil)
4. African History and Global History: Revisiting Paradigms Omar Gueye (Cheikh Anta Diop, University, Dakar, Senegal)
5. Deconstructing Imperial and National Narratives in Turkey and the Arab Middle East Selcuk Esenbel and Meltem Toksöz (both of Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey)
6. The World History Project: Global History in North American Context Jerry H. Bentley (University of Hawai'i at Manoa, †)
Part 2: Central Themes in Global History
7. New Perspectives on Workers and the History of Work: Global Labor History Andreas Eckert (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany) and Marcel Van der Linden (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
8. Scale, Scope, and Scholarship: Regional Practices and Global Economic Histories Kenneth Pomeranz (University of Chicago, USA)
9. Global Histories of Migration(s): Dialectics and Dialogic of Perspectives and Primacies Amit Mishra (University of Hyderabad, India)
10. The Challenge of the “Global” in Intellectual History Dominic Sachsenmaier (Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany) and Andrew Sartori (New York University, USA)
Part 3: Problems in the Practice of Global History
11. Writing World History in Africa: Conditions, Stakes, and Challenges David Simo (University of Yaounde, Cameroon)
12. World History, Nationally: How Has the National Appropriated the Transnational in East Asian Historiography? Lim Jie-Hyun (Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea)
13. Writing the Globe from the Edges: Approaches to the Making of Global History in Australia Marnie Hughes-Warrington (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
14. Japanese Efforts to Overcome Eurocentric Paradigms in the Study of Global History Shigeru Akita (Osaka University, Japan)