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A Companion to Global Historical Thought provides an indepth overview of the development of historical thinking from the earliest times to the present, across the world, directly addressing the issues of historical thought in a globalized context. Provides an overview of the development of historical thinking from the earliest times to the present, across the world, through essays written by a team of leading international scholars Complements the Companion to Western Historical Thought , placing nonWestern perspectives on historiography at the center of the discussion Explores the different historical traditions that have shaped the discipline, and the challenges posed by modernity and globalization.
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 the Companion to Western Historical Thought, this book places nonWestern perspectives on historiography at the center of discussion, helping scholars and students alike make sense of the discipline at the start of the twentyfirst century.
About the Author :- Prasenjit Duara is the Raffles Professor of Humanities and Director of the Asia Research Institute as well as Director of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences at National University of Singapore. He is the author of Culture, Power, and the State: Rural North China, 19001942 (1988), which won the Fairbank Prize of the American Historical Association and the Levenson Prize of the Association for Asian Studies, USA. Viren Murthy is Assistant Professor at the University of WisconsinMadison, USA, where he specializes in Modern Chinese and Japanese intellectual history. He is the author of The Political Philosophy of Zhang Taiyan: The Resistance of Consciousness (2011). Andrew Sartori is Associate Professor of History at New York University, USA. He is coeditor of Global Intellectual History (with Samuel Moyn, 2013), the author of Bengal in Global Concept History (2008), and coeditor of From the Colonial to the Postcolonial (with Dipesh Chakrabarty and Rochona Majumdar, 2007). He is also coeditor of the journal Critical Historical Studies .