Architects of World History: Researching the Global Past by Kenneth R. Curtis, Jerry H. Bentley

By Kenneth R. Curtis, Jerry H. Bentley

Architects of worldwide History provides an cutting edge selection of unique essays by means of top students linked to international heritage, searching through highbrow autobiography the information, demanding situations, and inspirations which are shaping the field

  • Features unique, obtainable contributions from pioneering students within the field
  • Offers insights into the method of constructing a practicable global background study subject and the event existence as an international historian.
  • Points to methodological demanding situations; the scholar’s present learn time table relating to the improvement of global heritage; and destiny instructions expected for key components inside global history

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1976. Plagues and Peoples. Norwell, MA: Anchor Press. R. 2010. Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Mintz, Sidney. 1986. Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History. New York: Penguin. Moore, Barrington. 1966. The Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy. Boston, MA: Beacon Press. Mungello, David E. 2005. The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500–1800. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Nash, Gary, Charlotte Crabtree, and Ross Dunn.

Marshall Hodgson is another name referenced in several Archi­ tects essays. A colleague of McNeill’s at the University of Chicago, Hodgson’s influence came through the posthumous publication of his Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization (1974). Hodgson retained the “civilizational” paradigm subsequently transcended by many world historians, but within that framework emphasized historical dynamism and innovation (Burke, 2000). His emphasis on the circulation of ideas within Islamicate societies (as he called them) and between those societies and neighboring civilizations defied earlier static stereotypes.

A few months later, after following the usual procedures, he offered a book contract. I suspect that contract helped me get a Fulbright for 1987–1988 in a now-defunct Western European Regional Research Program, which allowed me to spend 15 months in archives, libraries, villages, pastures, and forests of the Mediterranean. A few more summers invested in field and archival research, much sleep lost studying Turkish (with modest results), and eventually I had a book squarely in the field of environmental history, called The Mountains of the Mediterranean World (McNeill, 1992).

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