A Companion to World History

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Douglas Northrop
Wiley, Aug 2, 2012 - History - 640 pages
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A Companion to World History offers a comprehensive overview of the variety of approaches and practices utilized in the field of world and global history. This state-of-the-art collection of more than 30 insightful essays - including contributions from an international cast of leading world historians and emerging scholars in the field - identifies continuing areas of contention, disagreement, and divergence in the field, while pointing out fruitful directions for further discussion and research. Themes and topics explored include trajectories and the practice of world history, key ideas of world historians, the teaching of world history and how it has drawn upon and challenged "traditional" teaching approaches, global approaches to writing world history, and precisely what is at stake in world history. By considering issues of both scholarship and pedagogy from a transnational, interregional, and world/global scale, a startling amount of fresh insights are gained and new challenges posed. With its rich collection of global viewpoints, A Companion to World History is an essential resource for the study of the world's past.

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About the author (2012)

Douglas Northrop is Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan. His first book, Veiled Empire: Gender and Power in Stalinist Central Asia (2004), won the W. Bruce Lincoln Prize and the Heldt Prize.

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