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Towards a Transnational and Global History of Demographic and Migratory Processes and Discourses

The Practice of Global History : European Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction Fifty years ago, due to a focus on national frameworks and national political communities, there were strong arguments against making demography a global science. Alfred Sauvy – the famous French demographer and author...

Russian Economic History in Global Perspective

The Practice of Global History : European Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Russian economic history is constantly used to confirm our models and preconceptions instead of asking questions. This is often done by evoking the presumed ‘specificity’ of Russia (as a whole). The ‘Mongol yoke’, absolutism and serfdom...

Labour History Goes Global

The Practice of Global History : European Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Labour historians from Europe and North America frequently assert that their discipline is not in a healthy state. Unambiguously, they remind us of the boom in such studies during the 1970s, when, largely under the influence of the student...

“Methods of Reasoning and Imagination”: History’s Failures and Capacities in Anglophone Design Research

Theories of History : History Read across the Humanities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...This chapter critically explores the place of history as concept and practice within the field of design research, past and present. Design, today, refers to a spectrum of practices varying widely in medium, scale, and application...

Why Britain?

Peter N. Stearns

Peter N. Stearns is Professor of History at George Mason University, USA. A leading expert on world history, he has authored and edited numerous acclaimed books, including The Encyclopedia of World History (2001), Globalization in World History (2009) and World Civilizations: The Global Experience (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Debating the Industrial Revolution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Any causation discussion must include the question of why Britain so clearly took the lead in industrialization, at least three decades before any other society launched a process and as literally the only instance in which this kind...

Resident Female Slaveholders in Jamaica at the End of Emancipation: Evidence from the Compensation Claims

The Many Faces of Slavery: New Perspectives on Slave Ownership and Experiences in the Americas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...I would like to thank Scott McClelland, Nicholas Draper and Verene Shepherd for data on Jamaica. I wish to thank my colleague Prithi Kanakamadela for taking the time to read and comment on an earlier draft of this chapter...

For further discussion

Peter N. Stearns

Peter N. Stearns is Professor of History at George Mason University, USA. A leading expert on world history, he has authored and edited numerous acclaimed books, including The Encyclopedia of World History (2001), Globalization in World History (2009) and World Civilizations: The Global Experience (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Debating the Industrial Revolution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The Industrial Revolution and its interaction with world history have now passed the second century mark, but questions persist as to exactly what factors set it in motion and facilitated its expansion. This chapter raises some of the key...

Markets and culture

New Directions in Social and Cultural History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction We live in increasingly complicated economic times characterized by the proliferation of global markets that are managed by multinational corporations and fuelled by mass consumption and debt. In the late twentieth...

Historical Evitability

Aviezer Tucker

Aviezer Tucker is Gvirtzman Memorial Foundation Fellow at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Philosophy of History : Twenty-First-Century Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...We live in interesting times, not least for philosophers of history and historiography. This chapter draws partly on Tucker (2018: 25–35; 2016). The wings of the owl of Minerva are flapping again. Philosophers of history may...

The ‘General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century’

Hugh Trevor-Roper : The Historian

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...Hugh Trevor-Roper’s article on ‘The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century’, which first appeared in Past and Present in 1959, Hugh...