What is Global History?
By (author) Pamela Crossley
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What is Global History? by Pamela Crossley
Book DescriptionGlobal and world history address the deep structural changes that have shaped human experience. Many are material, related to environmental and climatic alteration, to the domestication of livestock and development of agriculture, to technology, to disease, and to variations in human immunity, reproduction, and physiology. Others are social and cultural, touching upon issues of migration, trade, language development and differentiation, institutions of enslavement and of freedom, traditions of marriage and child-rearing, the emergence of large-scale political organization from early kingdoms to vast empires, republics and federations, and the management of war and peace. To deal with such challenging issues, global historians draw upon new techniques of analysis and comparison. But they also continue venerable traditions, inherited from the earliest civilizations, of narrating the past on the most comprehensive and significant scale possible. This book examines the long search for an integrated human story, and particularly the points at which rapid changes of philosophy and perspective in the twentieth century transformed the historical disciplines. It provides the perfect introduction to global history for students and scholars alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745633015
(215mm x 139mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pamela Crossley
Wobbling Pivot, China Since 1800, Hardback (February 2010)
This comprehensive but concise narrative of China since the eighteenth century builds its story around the delicate relationship between central government and local communities.
Imperial Masquerade, Hardback (February 2008)
Daughter of a Manchu aristocrat, granddaughter of a Boston merchant, Princess Der Ling was a fascinating human battleground of warring identities, and a figure whose life provides a glimpse into one Eurasian woman's experience of living not just between two cultures - that of China and the West. This book tells her story.
What is Global History?, Hardback (December 2007)View all books by Pamela Crossley
An introduction to the relatively new discipline of global history Written by a prominent American scholar, with a strong international reputation Clearly defines what global history is before discussing the main figures, trends and methodologies of the field Global history is a growth area of study, but one which is as yet badly understood.
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Author Biography - Pamela Crossley
Pamela Kyle Crossley is Robert 1932 and Barbara Black Professor of History at Dartmouth College.
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