A Companion to Global Historical Thought.

By: Duara, PrasenjitContributor(s): Murthy, Viren | Sartori, AndrewSeries: Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History SerPublisher: Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2014Copyright date: ©2013Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (538 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118525388Subject(s): World history.;History -- Philosophy.;History, Ancient -- Historiography.;History, Modern -- HistoriographyGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Companion to Global Historical ThoughtDDC classification: 907.2 LOC classification: D21.C667 2014ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- A Companion to Global Historical Thought -- Copyright -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction -- Discussion of Part I: Past Histories -- Discussion of Part II: Modern Histories -- Discussion of Part III: Histories beyond the Nation and Profession -- Whither the Global? -- Part I Premodern Historical Thought -- Chapter One History as a Way of Remembering the Past: Early India -- Chapter Two Classical Chinese Historical Thought -- The Mandate of Heaven and the Dynastic Cycle -- The Historian as Sage -- Anecdotes -- The Beginning of Imperial Historiography -- Sima Qian -- Ban Gu -- Millenarian Visions -- Empires as Dynasties -- Sima Guang -- Conclusion -- Chapter Three The Romance of the Middle Ages: Discovering the Past in Early Modern Japan -- Official Histories -- Tokushi yoron and the Presence of the Past -- The Problem of Historical Distance -- Achieving Historical Distance -- Bridging the Gap -- Chapter Four Buddhist Worlds -- Introduction -- Time, Decline, and Periodization -- Vamsa -- Into the Modern Period -- Chapter Five Premodern Arabic/Islamic Historical Writing -- Introduction -- Mapping the Tradition -- Beginnings -- The Ninth and Tenth Centuries -- The Age of the Great Chronicles -- Reflections on History -- The Problem of Authenticity -- Conclusion -- Chapter Six Ottoman Historical Thought -- The Ottoman Empire -- The Theory of History -- Time and Genre -- Agency and Morality -- The Historian's Craft -- Chapter Seven "Premodern" Pasts: South Asia -- Chapter Eight History, Exile, and Counter-History: Jewish Perspectives -- The Complexity of the Term "Jewish Historiography" -- Exile and History -- Exile and the Jewish-Christian Polemics -- Exilic Jews and the Question of History -- The Modern Writing of Jewish History -- Part II Historiographies -- Chapter Nine The Legacy of Greece and Rome.
Conceptions of Temporality and "the Past" -- What Should History Be? -- Genres of Historical Writing -- The Purpose of Historiography -- Conclusion -- Chapter Ten America and Global Historical Thought in the Early Modern Period -- Chapter Eleven European Societies and their Norms in the Process of Expansion: The Iberian Cases -- Expansion and Political Modernity: Chronological Discordances -- 1492: Convenient Date or Obstructive Symbol? -- European Norms and the Colonial Atlantic -- Universality and Processes of Racialization -- Chapter Twelve The Global in Enlightenment Historical Thought -- Philosophical and Commercial, or Comparative and Connective, Histories -- Global History's Moral Purpose -- Universalism and European Exceptionalism -- Chapter Thirteen Hegel, Marx, and World History -- Hegel -- Marx -- Chapter Fourteen The World of Modern Japanese Historiography: Tribulations and Transformations in Historical Approaches -- From Meiji to the Early Showa Precipice -- The American Occupation and Postwar High-Growth Years -- History in Japan from the 1980s: The East Asia Factor -- Chapter Fifteen Critical Theories of Modernity -- Hegel's Legacy and His Critique of Romanticism -- Franz Rosenzweig: Rethinking Judaism Beyond Modernity -- Lukács: Capitalism as Modernity -- Benjamin: The Romantic Critique of Modernity Meets Marxism -- Japanese Critics of Modernity in the 1930s and 1940s: Nishida Kitarō and Miki Kiyoshi -- Conclusion -- Chapter Sixteen On the Compatibility of Chinese and European History: A Marxist Approach -- Fifty Years of Methodological Discussions on Facts and Theories among Chinese Historians -- Mao Zedong Thought and the Problem of Relating Facts and Theory -- Conclusion -- Chapter Seventeen Modern Historiography in Southeast Asia: The Case of Thailand's Royal-Nationalist History.
Premodern Stories of the Ahistorical Past in Southeast Asia -- The Birth of Modern History in Siam -- The Misleading Royal-Nationalist History of Thailand -- Final Remarks -- Chapter Eighteen Historical Thought in the Other America -- Vistas from the Vice of Origins -- Vistas from the Momentous Nineteenth Century -- Conclusion -- Chapter Nineteen Histories of History in South Asia -- The Politics of Time -- Historical Thought and Its Transformations -- History and Its Limits -- Chapter Twenty Modern Historiography - Arab World -- Chapter Twenty-One The Burden of Peculiarity: History and Historical Thought in Africa -- I -- II -- III -- IV -- V -- Part III Global Histories and New Directions -- Chapter Twenty-Two Oceanic History -- Chapter Twenty-Three Environmental History and World History: Parallels, Intersections, And Tensions -- Origins: North America and South Asia -- Environmental History in Europe -- Colonial Impacts and Postcolonial Literatures -- Issues of Temporal Scale and Continuity: China as Oddity and Model -- World Environmental History and Contemporary Crises: Is "the Big Picture" Possible? Useful? -- Three Syntheses and Their Limits -- Chapter Twenty-Four Dependency Theory and World-Systems Analysis -- Chapter Twenty-Five Empires and Imperialism -- Classical and Pre-Capitalist Empires -- The Historical Legacy of Imperial Rome -- Historical Interpretations of Modern Empire -- Historiography of Modern Imperialism -- Empires and Imperialism in the Twentieth Century -- Conclusion -- Chapter Twenty-Six Histories of Globalization(s) -- Globalization: Method or Topic? -- Early Modern Globality -- Nineteenth-Century Globality -- Historiography -- Conclusion -- Chapter Twenty-Seven Comparative History and Its Critics: A Genealogy and a Possible Solution -- I. The Evolution of Comparative Historiography: An Imperial Genealogy.
II. Connected History and the Historicist Critique of Comparison -- III. Historicism, Neo-Historicism and the False Dichotomy between Nomothetic and Idiographic Sciences -- IV. The Post-WWII Configuration of American Social Science and the Stabilization of the Comparative Method -- V. Critical Realism and Bourdieusian Theory: Retheorizing Comparative History -- Conclusion -- Chapter Twenty-Eight Women, Gender, and the Global -- Productions of Women within the Global -- Conflicting Representations of Women within the Global -- The History of Writing Women into the Global -- The History of Women and Global Capitalism -- The History of Sexuality and the Global -- Conclusion -- Chapter Twenty-Nine Indigenes and Settlers (Fourth World) -- Introduction -- The "Tide of History" -- No "Wind of Change" -- Conclusion? -- Chapter Thirty History, Memory, Justice -- Chapter Thirty-One Beyond the Nation: Textbook Controversies and Contestations in a Globalizing World -- Introduction -- 1. History Textbooks as Shapers of Collective National Identities -- 2. International Attempts at Conflict Resolution through Textbook Revision -- 3. The Dethroning of Nation: The Disintegration of Hegemonic Narrative -- 4. Globalization, Global Memory Culture, and Textbooks -- Index.
Summary: 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.
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Intro -- A Companion to Global Historical Thought -- Copyright -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction -- Discussion of Part I: Past Histories -- Discussion of Part II: Modern Histories -- Discussion of Part III: Histories beyond the Nation and Profession -- Whither the Global? -- Part I Premodern Historical Thought -- Chapter One History as a Way of Remembering the Past: Early India -- Chapter Two Classical Chinese Historical Thought -- The Mandate of Heaven and the Dynastic Cycle -- The Historian as Sage -- Anecdotes -- The Beginning of Imperial Historiography -- Sima Qian -- Ban Gu -- Millenarian Visions -- Empires as Dynasties -- Sima Guang -- Conclusion -- Chapter Three The Romance of the Middle Ages: Discovering the Past in Early Modern Japan -- Official Histories -- Tokushi yoron and the Presence of the Past -- The Problem of Historical Distance -- Achieving Historical Distance -- Bridging the Gap -- Chapter Four Buddhist Worlds -- Introduction -- Time, Decline, and Periodization -- Vamsa -- Into the Modern Period -- Chapter Five Premodern Arabic/Islamic Historical Writing -- Introduction -- Mapping the Tradition -- Beginnings -- The Ninth and Tenth Centuries -- The Age of the Great Chronicles -- Reflections on History -- The Problem of Authenticity -- Conclusion -- Chapter Six Ottoman Historical Thought -- The Ottoman Empire -- The Theory of History -- Time and Genre -- Agency and Morality -- The Historian's Craft -- Chapter Seven "Premodern" Pasts: South Asia -- Chapter Eight History, Exile, and Counter-History: Jewish Perspectives -- The Complexity of the Term "Jewish Historiography" -- Exile and History -- Exile and the Jewish-Christian Polemics -- Exilic Jews and the Question of History -- The Modern Writing of Jewish History -- Part II Historiographies -- Chapter Nine The Legacy of Greece and Rome.

Conceptions of Temporality and "the Past" -- What Should History Be? -- Genres of Historical Writing -- The Purpose of Historiography -- Conclusion -- Chapter Ten America and Global Historical Thought in the Early Modern Period -- Chapter Eleven European Societies and their Norms in the Process of Expansion: The Iberian Cases -- Expansion and Political Modernity: Chronological Discordances -- 1492: Convenient Date or Obstructive Symbol? -- European Norms and the Colonial Atlantic -- Universality and Processes of Racialization -- Chapter Twelve The Global in Enlightenment Historical Thought -- Philosophical and Commercial, or Comparative and Connective, Histories -- Global History's Moral Purpose -- Universalism and European Exceptionalism -- Chapter Thirteen Hegel, Marx, and World History -- Hegel -- Marx -- Chapter Fourteen The World of Modern Japanese Historiography: Tribulations and Transformations in Historical Approaches -- From Meiji to the Early Showa Precipice -- The American Occupation and Postwar High-Growth Years -- History in Japan from the 1980s: The East Asia Factor -- Chapter Fifteen Critical Theories of Modernity -- Hegel's Legacy and His Critique of Romanticism -- Franz Rosenzweig: Rethinking Judaism Beyond Modernity -- Lukács: Capitalism as Modernity -- Benjamin: The Romantic Critique of Modernity Meets Marxism -- Japanese Critics of Modernity in the 1930s and 1940s: Nishida Kitarō and Miki Kiyoshi -- Conclusion -- Chapter Sixteen On the Compatibility of Chinese and European History: A Marxist Approach -- Fifty Years of Methodological Discussions on Facts and Theories among Chinese Historians -- Mao Zedong Thought and the Problem of Relating Facts and Theory -- Conclusion -- Chapter Seventeen Modern Historiography in Southeast Asia: The Case of Thailand's Royal-Nationalist History.

Premodern Stories of the Ahistorical Past in Southeast Asia -- The Birth of Modern History in Siam -- The Misleading Royal-Nationalist History of Thailand -- Final Remarks -- Chapter Eighteen Historical Thought in the Other America -- Vistas from the Vice of Origins -- Vistas from the Momentous Nineteenth Century -- Conclusion -- Chapter Nineteen Histories of History in South Asia -- The Politics of Time -- Historical Thought and Its Transformations -- History and Its Limits -- Chapter Twenty Modern Historiography - Arab World -- Chapter Twenty-One The Burden of Peculiarity: History and Historical Thought in Africa -- I -- II -- III -- IV -- V -- Part III Global Histories and New Directions -- Chapter Twenty-Two Oceanic History -- Chapter Twenty-Three Environmental History and World History: Parallels, Intersections, And Tensions -- Origins: North America and South Asia -- Environmental History in Europe -- Colonial Impacts and Postcolonial Literatures -- Issues of Temporal Scale and Continuity: China as Oddity and Model -- World Environmental History and Contemporary Crises: Is "the Big Picture" Possible? Useful? -- Three Syntheses and Their Limits -- Chapter Twenty-Four Dependency Theory and World-Systems Analysis -- Chapter Twenty-Five Empires and Imperialism -- Classical and Pre-Capitalist Empires -- The Historical Legacy of Imperial Rome -- Historical Interpretations of Modern Empire -- Historiography of Modern Imperialism -- Empires and Imperialism in the Twentieth Century -- Conclusion -- Chapter Twenty-Six Histories of Globalization(s) -- Globalization: Method or Topic? -- Early Modern Globality -- Nineteenth-Century Globality -- Historiography -- Conclusion -- Chapter Twenty-Seven Comparative History and Its Critics: A Genealogy and a Possible Solution -- I. The Evolution of Comparative Historiography: An Imperial Genealogy.

II. Connected History and the Historicist Critique of Comparison -- III. Historicism, Neo-Historicism and the False Dichotomy between Nomothetic and Idiographic Sciences -- IV. The Post-WWII Configuration of American Social Science and the Stabilization of the Comparative Method -- V. Critical Realism and Bourdieusian Theory: Retheorizing Comparative History -- Conclusion -- Chapter Twenty-Eight Women, Gender, and the Global -- Productions of Women within the Global -- Conflicting Representations of Women within the Global -- The History of Writing Women into the Global -- The History of Women and Global Capitalism -- The History of Sexuality and the Global -- Conclusion -- Chapter Twenty-Nine Indigenes and Settlers (Fourth World) -- Introduction -- The "Tide of History" -- No "Wind of Change" -- Conclusion? -- Chapter Thirty History, Memory, Justice -- Chapter Thirty-One Beyond the Nation: Textbook Controversies and Contestations in a Globalizing World -- Introduction -- 1. History Textbooks as Shapers of Collective National Identities -- 2. International Attempts at Conflict Resolution through Textbook Revision -- 3. The Dethroning of Nation: The Disintegration of Hegemonic Narrative -- 4. Globalization, Global Memory Culture, and Textbooks -- Index.

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.

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