Global Perspectives on Global History

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Global Perspectives on Global History

By Dominic Sachsenmaier

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In recent years, historians across the world have become increasingly interested in transnational and global approaches to the past. However, the debates surrounding this new border-crossing movement have remained limited in scope as theoretical exchanges on the tasks, responsibilities and potentials of global history have been largely confined to national or regional academic communities. In this groundbreaking book, Dominic Sachsenmaier sets out to redress this imbalance by offering a series of new perspectives on the global and local flows, sociologies of knowledge and hierarchies that are an intrinsic part of historical practice. Taking the United States, Germany and China as his main case studies, he reflects upon the character of different approaches to global history as well as their social, political and cultural contexts. He argues that this new global trend in historiography needs to be supported by a corresponding increase in transnational dialogue, cooperation and exchange.

Subject: Social Sciences -> History -> World Civilization

Global Perspectives on Global History
Theories and Approaches in a Connected World
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 8/4/11
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139124706
ISBN 13: 9781139124706
Print ISBN: 9781107001824

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