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The Oxford Handbook of World History Jerry H. Bentley (Former Professor of History, Former Professor of History, University of Hawai`i)

The Oxford Handbook of World History By Jerry H. Bentley (Former Professor of History, Former Professor of History, University of Hawai`i)

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Thirty-two essays by a stellar collection of distinguished scholars in the field of world history, providing a comprehensive guide to current scholarship and current thinking in one of the most dynamic fields of historical scholarship

The Oxford Handbook of World History Summary

The Oxford Handbook of World History by Jerry H. Bentley (Former Professor of History, Former Professor of History, University of Hawai`i)

The Oxford Handbook of World History presents thirty-two essays by leading historians in their respective fields. The chapters address the most important issues explored by contemporary world historians. These broadly fall into four categories: conceptions of the global past, themes in world history, processes of world history, regions in world history. Chapters on conceptions deal with issues of space and time as treated in the field of world history, as well as questions of method, epistemology, historiography, and globalization as viewed from historical perspective. Themes discussed include the natural environment, agriculture, pastoral nomadism, science, technology, state formation, gender, and religion. Chapters dealing with large-scale processes review current thinking on some of the most influential developments of the global past, including mass migrations, cross-cultural trade, biological diffusions, imperial expansion, industrialization, and cultural and religious exchanges. Finally, a set of chapters explores distinctive historical developments within the world's major regions, while also situating individual regions in larger global context. Taken together, the essays in this volume provide the best guide to current thinking in one of the most dynamic fields of historical scholarship.

About Jerry H. Bentley (Former Professor of History, Former Professor of History, University of Hawai`i)

Jerry H. Bentley was professor of history at the University of Hawai`i and editor of the Journal of World History. He wrote extensively on the cultural history of early modern Europe and on cross-cultural interactions in world history, including Humanists and Holy Writ: New Testament Scholarship in the Renaissance (1983), and Politics and Culture in Renaissance Naples (1987), and in later years, concentrated on global history and particularly on processes of cross-cultural interaction, resulting in Old World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre-Modern Times (1993) and Shapes of World History in Twentieth-Century Scholarship (1996). He passed away in 2012.

Table of Contents

PART I: CONCEPTS; PART II: THEMES; PART III: PROCESSES; PART IV: REGIONS

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NLS9780199686063
9780199686063
0199686068
The Oxford Handbook of World History by Jerry H. Bentley (Former Professor of History, Former Professor of History, University of Hawai`i)
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Oxford University Press
2013-10-17
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