World History: The Basics by Peter N. StearnsWorld History: The Basics by Peter N. Stearns

World History: The Basics

byPeter N. StearnsEditorPeter N. Stearns

Paperback | December 20, 2010

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World History has rapidly grown to become one of the most popular and talked about approaches to the study of history.World History: The Basicsintroduces this fast-growing field and addresses key questions such as:

  • What is world history?
  • How do we study a subject with such a broad geographic and chronological range?
  • Why has world history been controversial?

Written by one of the founders of the field and addressing all of the major issues including time, place, civilizations, contact, themes and more, this book is both an ideal introduction to world history and an important statement about the past, present and future of the field.

Peter N. Stearns is Provost and Professor of History at George Mason University. He is Series Editor for Routledge'sThemes in World Historyand founder and editor of the Journal of Social History.
Title:World History: The BasicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.5 inPublished:December 20, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041558275X

ISBN - 13:9780415582759


Table of Contents

1. Introduction: what and why is world history?  2. A World History Skeleton  3. Habits of Mind in World History  4. Managing Time: Choosing and Evaluating World History Periods  5. Managing Space: Choosing and Evaluating World History Regions  6. Managing Space and Time: Civilizations  7. Contacts and the Structure of World History  8. Topics in World History   9. Disputes in World History  10. World History in the Contemporary Era.  Glossary