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21st-Century Narratives of World History

Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

  • R. Charles Weller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Historical Background

  3. 21st-Century Narratives of World History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Patrick Manning
      Pages 169-196
    3. Merry Wiesner-Hanks
      Pages 197-229
    4. Tamim Ansary
      Pages 231-263
  4. Comparative Historiographical Critiques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-319
    2. Leonid Trofimov
      Pages 329-337
    3. Diego Olstein
      Pages 339-346
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 347-412

About this book


This book makes a unique and timely contribution to world/global historical studies and related fields. It places essential world historical frameworks by top scholars in the field today in clear, direct relation to and conversation with one other, offering them opportunity to enrich, elucidate and, at times, challenge one another. It thereby aims to: (1) offer world historians opportunity to critically reflect upon and refine their essential interpretational frameworks, (2) facilitate more effective and nuanced teaching and learning in and beyond the classroom, (3) provide accessible world historical contexts for specialized areas of historical as well as other fields of research in the humanities, social sciences and sciences, and (4) promote comparative historiographical critique which (a) helps identify continuing research questions for the field of world history in particular, as well as (b) further global peace and dialogue in relation to varying views of our ever-increasingly interconnected, interdependent, multicultural, and globalized world and its shared though diverse and sometimes contested history.


comparative global narrative historiography interdependent multicultural interconnected diverse culture periodization Western Russia Islam migration

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Charles Weller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HistoryWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

About the editors

R. Charles Weller is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Roots of Contemporary Issues World History & Asia Programs at Washington State University, USA, and a non-residential Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University's Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

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