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Thinking History Globally


About this book


The book brings together many recent trends in writing history under a common framework: thinking history globally. By thinking history globally, the book explains, applies, and exemplifies the four basic strategies of analysis, the big C's: comparing, connecting, conceptualizing, and contextualizing, using twelve different branches of history.


Historical thinking global thinking historiography globalization comparative history relational history entangled history connected histories shared histories international history transnational history oceanic history global history world history big history historical sociology civilizational analysis world-system approach history of globalization bibliography concept history history of literature singular writing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.World History CenterUniversity of PittsburghUSA

About the authors

Diego Olstein is Associate Professor in the Department of History and Associate Director of the World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He has published widely on Medieval Spain, World History, and historiography, and has taught and lectured on these subjects in Argentina, Israel, Europe, the US, Australia, and China.

Bibliographic information


“This is one of many volumes devoted to the search for a proper historiography fitting the human life that is now being lived globally and thus must be understood accordingly. … Summing Up: Recommended. All academic levels/libraries.” (A. Breisach, Choice, Vol. 53 (1), September, 2015)