On the Origins of Global History

Inaugural Lecture delivered on Thursday 28 November 2013
Author: Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Publisher: Collège de France
ISBN: 2722604353
Category: History
Page: N.A
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How does one think of history on a world scale? Should one turn to the intellectuals of the past or the historians of the present? Universal history as it was practised from Antiquity started to change from the sixteenth century in varied contexts, from East Asia to Spanish America. Applying his extensive knowledge of archives across the world and his command of languages and historiographic traditions of Asia, Europe and the Americas, Sanjay Subrahmanyam considers the history of networks and exchanges of goods, myths and ideologies from a new perspective. He works outside traditional geopolitical frameworks based on the nation-state model, to present global history as a field defined and redefined by “connected histories”.

Die Ursprünge der modernen Welt

eine globale Weltgeschichte
Author: Robert Marks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783806220179
Page: 208
View: 5544


Probleme und Debatten am Ursprung der idealistischen Philosophie (1789-1795)
Author: Dieter Henrich
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608913606
Category: Idealism, German
Page: 295
View: 304

The Origins of the Modern World

A Global and Ecological Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-first Century
Author: Robert Marks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742554191
Category: History
Page: 221
View: 6467
This clearly written and engrossing book presents a global narrative of the origins of the modern world from 1400 to the present. Unlike most studies, which assume that the "rise of the West" is the story of the coming of the modern world, this history, drawing upon new scholarship on Asia, Africa, and the New World, constructs a story in which those parts of the world play major roles. Robert B. Marks defines the modern world as one marked by industry, the nation state, interstate warfare, a large and growing gap between the wealthiest and poorest parts of the world, and an escape from "the biological old regime." He explains its origins by emphasizing contingencies (such as the conquest of the New World); the broad comparability of the most advanced regions in China, India, and Europe; the reasons why England was able to escape from common ecological constraints facing all of those regions by the 18th century; and a conjuncture of human and natural forces that solidified a gap between the industrialized and non-industrialized parts of the world. Now in a new edition that brings the saga of the modern world to the present, the book considers how and why the United States emerged as a world power in the twentieth century and became the sole superpower by the twenty-first century. Once again arguing that the rise of the United States to global hegemon was contingent, not inevitable, Marks also points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment that may, in the long run, overshadow any political and economic milestones of the past hundred years.

In Search of History

Historiography in the Ancient World and the Origins of Biblical History
Author: John Van Seters
Publisher: Eisenbrauns
ISBN: 9781575060132
Category: History
Page: 399
View: 8896
The primary concern of this book is to understand the origins and nature of history writing in ancient Israel. The investigation is undertaken against the background of history writing in the Near Eastern and classical worlds.

Empire of Cotton

A Global History
Author: Sven Beckert
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385353251
Category: History
Page: 640
View: 1817
The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding its history is key to understanding the origins of modern capitalism. Sven Beckert’s rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world’s most significant manufacturing industry, combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world. Here is the story of how, beginning well before the advent of machine production in the 1780s, these men captured ancient trades and skills in Asia, and combined them with the expropriation of lands in the Americas and the enslavement of African workers to crucially reshape the disparate realms of cotton that had existed for millennia, and how industrial capitalism gave birth to an empire, and how this force transformed the world. The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, workers and factory owners. Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the world of modern capitalism, including the vast wealth and disturbing inequalities that are with us today. The result is a book as unsettling as it is enlightening: a book that brilliantly weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist.

World History

Journeys from Past to Present - VOLUME 1: From Human Origins to 1500 CE
Author: Candice Goucher,Linda Walton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135088225
Category: History
Page: 396
View: 4447
World History: Journeys from Past to Present uses common themes to present an integrated and comprehensive survey of human history from its origins to the present day. By weaving together thematic and regional perspectives in coherent chronological narratives, Goucher and Walton transform the overwhelming sweep of the human past into a truly global story that is relevant to the contemporary issues of our time. Revised and updated throughout, the second edition of this innovative textbook combines clear chronological progression with thematically focused chapters. In this volume, chapters are divided into three parts as follows: PART 1. EMERGENCE (Human origins to 500 CE) PART 2. ORDER (1 CE-1500 CE) PART 3. CONNECTIONS (500-1600 CE) The expanded new edition features an impressive full-color design with a host of illustrations, maps and primary source excerpts integrated throughout. Chapter opening timelines supply context for the material ahead, while end of chapter questions and annotated additional resources provide students with the tools for independent study. Each chapter and part boasts introductory and summary essays that guide the reader in comprehending the relevant theme. In addition, the companion website offers a range of resources including an interactive historical timeline, an indispensable study skills section for students, tips for teaching and learning thematically, and PowerPoint slides, lecture material and discussion questions in a password protected area for instructors. This textbook provides a basic introduction for all students of World History, incorporating thematic perspectives that encourage critical thinking, link to globally relevant contemporary issues, and stimulate further study.

William J. Seymour and the Origins of Global Pentecostalism

A Biography and Documentary History
Author: Gastón Espinosa
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822376873
Category: Religion
Page: 464
View: 550
In 1906, William J. Seymour (1870–1922) preached Pentecostal revival at the Azusa Street mission in Los Angeles. From these and other humble origins the movement has blossomed to 631 million people around the world. Gastón Espinosa provides new insight into the life and ministry of Seymour, the Azusa Street revival, and Seymour's influence on global Pentecostal origins. After defining key terms and concepts, he surveys the changing interpretations of Seymour over the past 100 years, critically engages them in a biography, and then provides an unparalleled collection of primary sources, all in a single volume. He pays particular attention to race relations, Seymour's paradigmatic global influence from 1906 to 1912, and the break between Seymour and Charles Parham, another founder of Pentecostalism. Espinosa's fragmentation thesis argues that the Pentecostal propensity to invoke direct unmediated experiences with the Holy Spirit empowers ordinary people to break the bottle of denominationalism and to rapidly indigenize and spread their message. The 104 primary sources include all of Seymour's extant writings in full and without alteration and some of Parham's theological, social, and racial writings, which help explain why the two parted company. To capture the revival's diversity and global influence, this book includes Black, Latino, Swedish, and Irish testimonies, along with those of missionaries and leaders who spread Seymour's vision of Pentecostalism globally.

The Modern World-System I

Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century
Author: Immanuel Wallerstein
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520948572
Category: History
Page: 440
View: 2688
Immanuel Wallerstein’s highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century’s greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

Conceptualizing global history

Author: Bruce Mazlish,Ralph Buultjens
Publisher: Westview Pr
Category: History
Page: 253
View: 8589
This book examines our entrance into a global epoch and the need for a historical awareness to match that event. It attempts to foster a new scholarly perspective, a new historical consciousness, and a new subfield of history. The contributors offer both a theoretical treatment and a number of applied examples of what global history is and how it might be written.

On World History

An Anthology
Author: Johann Gottfried Herder,Michael Palma
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9781563245411
Category: History
Page: 346
View: 4150
Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803) was an influential German critic and philosopher, whose ideas included "cultural nationalism" - that every nation has its own personality and pattern of growth. This anthology contains excerpts from Herder's writings on world history and related topics.

Climate Change and the Course of Global History

A Rough Journey
Author: John L. Brooke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521871646
Category: History
Page: 631
View: 764
Climate Change and the Course of Global History presents the first global study by a historian to fully integrate the earth-system approach of the new climate science with the material history of humanity. Part I argues that geological, environmental, and climatic history explain the pattern and pace of biological and human evolution. Part II explores the environmental circumstances of the rise of agriculture and the state in the Early and Mid-Holocene, and presents an analysis of human health from the Paleolithic through the rise of the state, including the Neolithic Demographic Transition. Part III introduces the problem of economic growth and examines the human condition in the Late Holocene from the Bronze Age through the Black Death, assessing the relationships among human technologies, climatic change, and epidemic disease. Part IV explores the move to modernity, stressing the emerging role of human economic and energy systems as earth-system agents in the Anthropocene. Supported by climatic, demographic, and economic data with forty-nine figures and tables custom-made for this book, A Rough Journey provides a pathbreaking model for historians of the environment, the world, and science, among many others.

A Global History of Globalization

Author: Andrea Colli
Publisher: EGEA spa
ISBN: 8823815479
Category: History
Page: 373
View: 2348
The world’s history is a history of global events. Events which shaped the making of the present. If you want to understand the present, you need to study history and to study it in depth, sorry. This book is about the making of today. It is a compelling narrative of the origins of all what worries our present: instability, disequilibrium, fear, and uncertainty. It is the narrative of the fragility, but also of the strength of modern civilization, so great and so scary, so fascinating and so repulsive.

The Origins of the First World War

Author: James Joll,Gordon Martel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317875362
Category: History
Page: 360
View: 8178
James Joll's study is not simply another narrative, retracing the powder trail that was finally ignited at Sarajevo. It is an ambitious and wide-ranging analysis of the historical forces at work in the Europe of 1914, and the very different ways in which historians have subsequently attempted to understand them. The importance of the theme, the breadth and sympathy of James Joll's scholarship, and the clarity of his exposition, have all contributed to the spectacular success of the book since its first appearance in 1984. Revised by Gordon Martel, this new 3rd edition accommodates recent research and an expanded further reading section.

Societies, Networks, and Transitions, Volume I: To 1500: A Global History

Author: Craig A. Lockard
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285783085
Category: History
Page: 560
View: 7942
SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS connects the different regions of the world within and across chapters, and explores broader global themes in part-opening essays. This innovative structure combines the accessibility of a regional approach with the rigor of comparative scholarship to show students world history in a truly global framework. The “tree, tree, tree, forest” organization assures that students stay engaged and in tune with when and where they are in their study of world history. The text also features a strong focus on culture and religion. Author and veteran teacher Craig Lockard engages students with a unique approach to cultural artifacts, such as music and art. Pedagogical features-including chapter outlines with focus questions, section summaries, pronunciation guides, and marginal key term definitions-support students and instructors as they explore the interconnectedness of different people, places, and periods in the global past. The Third Edition has been extensively revised to sharpen the narrative and incorporate recent scholarship. Available in the following split options: SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS, Third Edition (Chapters 1-31), ISBN: 9781285783123; Volume I: To 1500 (Chapters 1-14), ISBN 9781285783086; Volume II: Since 1450 (Chapters 15-31), ISBN 9781285733852. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Origins of World War Two

The Debate Continues
Author: Robert Boyce,Joseph A. Maiolo
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137206306
Category: History
Page: 408
View: 2483
No issue in modern history has been more intensively studied, or subject to wider interpretation, than the origins of the Second World War. A conflict involving three - arguably four - major aggressor Powers, operating simultaneously but largely separately on two continents, inevitably raises complex theories and debates. Each participating power has its own history, and each one must take account of various influences upon the behaviour of its soldiers and statesmen. His wide-ranging collection of original essays, each by an international expert in their field, covers all aspects of the subject and highlights the controversy that continues to characterise current thinking on the origins of the war. Going beyond the usual Eurocentric approach, Part I examines the roles of all seven of the Great Powers (including Japan and the USA), as well as the parts played by several of the lesser Powers, such as Czechoslovakia, Poland and China. Part II contains chapters which explore key themes that cannot be fully understood within the context of any single country. These themes include the role of ideology, propaganda, intelligence, armaments, economics, diplomacy, the neutral states, peace movements, and the social science approach to war. Written in clear, jargon-free prose, together these essays provide a comprehensive single-volume text for students and teachers, and are essential reading for all with an interest in the debates surrounding the causes of World War Two.

Teaching World History in the Twenty-first Century: A Resource Book

A Resource Book
Author: Heidi Roupp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317458958
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
View: 8400
This practical handbook is designed to help anyone who is preparing to teach a world history course - or wants to teach it better. It includes contributions by experienced teachers who are reshaping world history education, and features new approaches to the subject as well as classroom-tested practices that have markedly improved world history teaching.

Falsifiers of history

an historical document on the origins of World War II : with an introduction by Frederick L. Schuman
Author: Sovinformbi︠u︡ro
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 63
View: 8702