Global and Transnational History: The Past, Present, and Future

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2013 - History - 88 pages
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There has been a sea change in the way history has been taught and written about during the last twenty years or so, apparent in the frequency with which the words 'global' and 'transnational' have come to be used in the titles of books and articles. Historians worldwide have become interested and promoted, global and transnational perspectives in the study of modern history. Akira Iriye, the world authority on transnational history, examines exactly what global history and transnational history entail, how they differ from each other, and how both of them are distinguishable from the more traditional 'world history,' 'international history,' and nation-centric and region-specific histories.

 

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Contents

1 The Rise of Global and Transnational History
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2 Historians Falling Behind History
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3 GlobalTransnational Historiography
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4 Where Do We Go From Here?
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List of Works Cited
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AKIRA IRIYE is Charles Warren Professor of American History, Emeritus, Harvard University. He served as president of the American Historical Association in 1988. He is the author of numerous books, including Cultural Internationalism and World Order and Global Community: The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary World.

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