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A global history of history

Author: Daniel R Woolf
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A global history of historical writing and thought from the ancient world to the present. This is a definitive guide to human efforts to recover, understand and represent the past. Numerous extracts  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel R Woolf
ISBN: 9780521875752 0521875757 9780521699082 0521699088
OCLC Number: 700467611
Description: 1 v. : Illustrationen ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. Foundations; 2. History during the first millennium AD; 3. An age of global violence, c.1000 to c.1450; 4. History in the early modern empires: Europe, China, Islam; 5. Transatlantic histories: contact, conquest and cultural exchange 1450-1800; 6. Progress and history in the Eurasian Enlightenments; 7. The broken mirror: nationalism, romanticism and professionalization in the nineteenth-century West; 8. Clio's empire: European historiography in Asia, the Americas and Africa; 9. Babel's tower: history in the twentieth century; Epilogue.
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