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Author Olstein, Diego Adrián.
Title Thinking history globally / Diego Olstein (associate professor and associate director of World History Center, University of Pittsburgh, USA).
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
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 Floor2  D16.8 .O556 2015    IN LIBRARY
Description xvi, 223 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. Theory in Practice -- 2. Twelve Branches in their Singularities, Overlaps, and Clusters -- 3. Comparing or Connecting -- 4. Comparing and Connecting -- 5. Varieties of Connections -- 6. Conceptualizing through Social Sciences -- 7. Thinking Globalization Historically -- 8. Contextualizing in Bigger Scales -- 9. All Together Now, a Last Rehearsal : Thinking Globally on Border Crossing Phenomena, the First World War.
Summary "Thinking History Globally means thinking about the past and the present beyond national borders, language barriers, and enclosed regions. There are four thinking strategies to gain global perspectives: comparing, connecting, conceptualizing, and contextualizing. Comparing is about contrasting between several cases and drawing new conclusions. Connecting is tracking the interdependences between cases and assessing their importance. Conceptualizing is recognizing that developments in one or several cases belong within a larger recurring pattern. Contextualizing is making sense of one case amidst developments world-wide. This book offers a practical guide into these strategies of thinking by applying them to multiple historical cases, ranging from the first civilizations and up to the First World War. While doing that, Olstein also presents the twelve branches of history that outstand in the application of these four strategies and in thinking history globally: comparative, relational, international, transnational, oceanic, global, world, and big histories, historical sociology, civilizational analysis, world-system approach, and history of globalization"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject History -- Philosophy.
Historiography -- Philosophy.
History -- Methodology.
Historiography -- Methodology.
World history.
ISBN 0230361021 (hardback)
9780230361027 (hardback)
9781137473387 (paperback)
113747338X (paperback)
OCLC number 881859172