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What Is Global History?

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Global and world history address the deep structural changes that have shaped human experience. Many are material, related to environmental and climatic alteration, to the domestication of livestock and development of agriculture, to technology, to disease, and to variations in human immunity, reproduction, and physiology.

Others are social and cultural, touching upon issu
Hardcover, 139 pages
Published March 3rd 2008 by Polity Press (first published June 12th 2007)
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Jun 01, 2015 Grant rated it it was amazing
An excellent overview of one of the oldest and newest sub-fields of history. Crossley begins with the impulses that have led people to attempt to write universal or global or world history (she is a bit more concerned with defining and differentiating than I am), she moves through the most important ideas that have shaped our consideration of human history on the largest of scales, making specific reference to specific thinkers and their works. Her categories of divergence, convergence, ...more
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Pamela Kyle Crossley is an historian of modern China, northern Asia, and global history and holds the Charles and Elfriede Collis Professor of History, Dartmouth College. She is a founding appointment of the Dartmouth Society of Fellows.
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