A Companion to Global Historical Thought

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/17/2014
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Global Historical Thought provides an in-depth 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 non-Western 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

Author Biography

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, 1900–1942 (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 Wisconsin-Madison, 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 co-editor of Global Intellectual History (with Samuel Moyn, 2013), the author of Bengal in Global Concept History (2008), and co-editor of From the Colonial to the Postcolonial (with Dipesh Chakrabarty and Rochona Majumdar, 2007). He is also co-editor of the journal Critical Historical Studies.

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