Abstract

The teaching of history in the United States has been revolutionized in the past few decades by the emergence of world history as a teaching field. This paper analyzes the challenges and opportunities facing ancient historians as a result of this development. These are threefold: first, ancient historians increasingly will have to teach material for which their graduate training has not prepared them; second, non-ancient historians will define the content of ancient history; and third, defining ancient history primarily as a period of world history will create interesting new research opportunities, particularly with regard to the study of cross-cultural interactions.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2160-5157
Print ISSN
1040-3612
Pages
pp. 225-240
Launched on MUSE
2015-04-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2021
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