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A Companion to Global Historical Thought

Edited by: Prasenjit Duara, Viren Murthy and Andrew Sartori
eISBN: 9780470658994
Print publication date: 2014


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DOI: 10.1111/b.9780470658994.2014.x

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A Companion to Global Historical Thought

A Companion to Global Historical Thought provides an overview of the development of historical thinking from the earliest times to the present, directly addressing issues of historiography in a globalized context. Questions concerning the global dissemination of historical writing and the relationship between historiography and other ways of representing the past have become important not only in the academic study of history, but also in public arenas in many countries. With contributions from leading international scholars, the book considers the problem of “the global” – in the multiplicity of traditions of narrating the past; in the global dissemination of modern historical writing; and of “the global” as a concept animating historical imaginations. It explores the different intellectual approaches that have shaped the discipline of history, and the challenges posed by modernity and globalization, while illustrating the shifts in thinking about time and the emergence of historical thought.

Complementing A Companion to Western Historical Thought, this book places non-Western perspectives on historiography at the center of discussion, helping scholars and students alike make sense of the discipline at the start of the twenty-first century.

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Duara, Prasenjit, Viren Murthy and Andrew Sartori (eds). A Companion to Global Historical Thought. Blackwell Publishing, 2014. Blackwell Reference Online. 24 August 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9780470658994_9780470658994>



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