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21st-Century Narratives of World History

Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Editors: Weller, R. Charles (Ed.)

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  • Provides concise summaries of world historical narratives
  • Encourages comparative historical critique to enable readers to understand how these global narratives complement and challenge one another
  • Promotes a more nuanced understanding of today’s interconnected, multicultural and globalized world and its shared, if contested, history
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About this book

This book makes a unique and timely contribution to world/global historical studies and related fields. It places essential world historical frameworks by top scholars in the field today in clear, direct relation to and conversation with one other, offering them opportunity to enrich, elucidate and, at times, challenge one another. It thereby aims to: (1) offer world historians opportunity to critically reflect upon and refine their essential interpretational frameworks, (2) facilitate more effective and nuanced teaching and learning in and beyond the classroom, (3) provide accessible world historical contexts for specialized areas of historical as well as other fields of research in the humanities, social sciences and sciences, and (4) promote comparative historiographical critique which (a) helps identify continuing research questions for the field of world history in particular, as well as (b) further global peace and dialogue in relation to varying views of our ever-increasingly interconnected, interdependent, multicultural, and globalized world and its shared though diverse and sometimes contested history.

About the authors

R. Charles Weller is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Roots of Contemporary Issues World History & Asia Programs at Washington State University, USA, and a non-residential Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University's Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • ‘Grand Narrative’ and ‘New’ World Histories: Their Historical Challenges and Contributions in Western Scholarship

    Weller, R. Charles

    Pages 3-33

  • ‘Western’ and ‘White Civilization’: White Nationalism and Eurocentrism at the Crossroads

    Weller, R. Charles

    Pages 35-80

  • Periodization in World History: Challenges and Opportunities

    Stearns, Peter N.

    Pages 83-109

  • “Complexity, Energy and Information in Big History and Human History”

    Christian, David

    Pages 111-142

  • History Beyond Humanity: Between ‘Big’ and ‘Deep’ History

    Fernández-Armesto, Felipe

    Pages 143-167

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eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62078-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62077-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
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  • Due: January 1, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-319-87228-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
21st-Century Narratives of World History
Book Subtitle
Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Editors
  • R. Charles Weller
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62078-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62078-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62077-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87228-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 412
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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