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Architects of World History Researching the Global Past

ISBN-10: 111829484X
ISBN-13: 9781118294840
Edition: 2014
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Description: Architects of World History presents an innovative collection of original essays that introduce themes, characteristics, and scholars that are key to understanding contemporary approaches to the study of world history. Taking the form of  More...

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List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/28/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Architects of World History presents an innovative collection of original essays that introduce themes, characteristics, and scholars that are key to understanding contemporary approaches to the study of world history. Taking the form of intellectual biography, each chapter is written by an individual historian considered among the 'architects' of the field. The essays cover particular topics including environmental history, gender and world history, cultural interactions and colonialism, legal studies, "big history" among others. In each case the author introduces the theme, defining its parameters within world history, and exploring its potential future development. The essays also address the authors' own intellectual trajectories, the encounters and motivations that inspired their development as a world historian. These personal narratives are both engaging and revealing, shedding light on the experiences of these pioneering scholars, and the particular challenges and possibilities of world history.  

Kenneth R. Curtis received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1989 and has been Associate Professor of History at California State University, Long Beach until he began his recent post as Assistant Vice President of International and Global Engagement at CSUB. His specialty is African and third world comparative history. Ken is co-author of DISCOVERING THE GLOBAL PAST: A LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE, Fourth edition (Cengage Learning, 2012). He has recently been selected to the 2009-10 President's Fellows Program of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). As co-author of the Cengage Learning text VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY, he contributes chapters 16-32.

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