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World History – a Genealogy charts the history of the discipline through twenty-five in-depth conversations with historians whose work has shaped the field of World History in various fundamental ways. These conversations, which took place over a period of twenty years in and around Leiden University for its World History journal Itinerario, cover these historians’ lives, their work, and their views of the Academy in general and the field of World History in particular. An extensive introduction distills the most important developments in the field from these conversations, and sheds light on what these historians have in common, as well as what separates them. It shows the importance of personal connections and networks in the production of world historical knowledge.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Preface
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  1. Facing World History: inspirations, institutions, networks
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  1. Interviews
  2. pp. 35-36
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  1. Interview with Brij V. Lal, Historian of Indenture and of Contemporary Fiji
  2. pp. 37-50
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  1. ‘I end up with the question “why”, but I don’t start with it’: Interview with Geoffrey Parker
  2. pp. 51-64
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  1. The Importance of Knowledge-Systems: Interview with John Rankine Goody
  2. pp. 65-80
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  1. The Best of Two Worlds: Interview with Om Prakash
  2. pp. 81-98
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  1. The Study of Contrasts across Europe: Interview with Patrick O’Brien
  2. pp. 99-118
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  1. History is Placing a Man in the Context of his Times: Interview with the Late Ashin Das Gupta (1932–1998)
  2. pp. 119-124
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  1. I didn’t get into history to avoid math or physics’: Interview with Patricia Seed, Professor of Rice University
  2. pp. 125-134
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  1. A Sea of Histories, a History of the Seas: Interview with Adrian B. Lapian
  2. pp. 135-146
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  1. Sympathetic ‘Farangi’: Interview with Michael N. Pearson
  2. pp. 147-162
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  1. Why Is China So Big? And Other Big Questions: Interview with John E. Wills, Jr.
  2. pp. 163-172
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  1. Slavery, Migration and the Atlantic World: Interview with Piet Emmer
  2. pp. 173-186
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  1. ‘I am not going to call myself a global historian’: Interview with C.A. Bayly
  2. pp. 187-196
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  1. The Retreat of the Elephants: Interview with Mark Elvin
  2. pp. 197-206
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  1. Wanting to know everything in a complex world: Interview with Allison Blakely
  2. pp. 207-216
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  1. Transoceanic Trade: The Reconstruction of Al-Mukhâ through VOC Records: Interview with C.G. Brouwer
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  1. World History and Other Marginal and Perverse Pursuits: Interview with Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
  2. pp. 231-250
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  1. Studying Southeast Asia in and for Southeast Asia: Interview with Anthony Reid
  2. pp. 251-268
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  1. The Red-Haired Barbarian from Leiden: Interview with Leonard Blussé
  2. pp. 269-292
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  1. You turn a page and then there is suddenly something on a turtle’: Interview with Jürgen Osterhammel
  2. pp. 293-306
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  1. Are We All Global Historians Now?: Interview with David Armitage
  2. pp. 307-336
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  1. Lessons from African History: between the deep and the shallow ends of social theory and historical empiricism. Interview with Frederick Cooper
  2. pp. 337-352
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  1. ‘Being speculative is better than to not do it at all’: Interview with Natalie Zemon Davis
  2. pp. 353-368
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  1. Map-Making in World History: Interview with Kären Wigen
  2. pp. 369-382
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  1. ‘My favourite source is the landscape’: Interview with Robert Ross
  2. pp. 383-396
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  1. History as Renegade Politics: Interview with Ann Laura Stoler
  2. pp. 397-410
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  1. Bibliography of World Historians
  2. pp. 411-420
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  1. Bibliography of World History
  2. pp. 421-430
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789400602854
Related ISBN
9789087282769
MARC Record
OCLC
1000469489
Pages
430
Launched on MUSE
2017-08-16
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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