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Encounters Old and New in World History : Essays Inspired by Jerry H. Bentley / ed. by Anand A. Yang, Laura J. Mitchell, Kieko Matteson, Alan Karras.

Publication:
Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (240 pages) : 3 black and white illustrations, 4 maps
Series:
Perspectives on the Global Past
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
World history.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
This collection of essays asserts the specific value of world history research and teaching, showing how the field contributes to the larger historical profession and offering concrete suggestions to develop more interaction between the academy and the public. The twelve contributors, each with their own academic areas of interest, are experienced scholars and classroom teachers. Uniting them together in this volume is their professional relationship with Jerry H. Bentley (1949-2012). This shared connection served as a catalyst to showcase Bentley's enduring legacy: a commitment to investigating large-scale questions with detailed empirical evidence that explains the human condition-documenting both patterns of similarity and difference in ways that account for regional and temporal variations. The volume continues Bentley's meticulous attention to world historical methods: focus on scale, cross-cultural encounter, comparison, periodization, critical geography, and interdisciplinarity. Encounters Old and New in World History responds to provocations that Jerry Bentley tendered in his scholarship and through his professional activities. Contributors interrogate the institutional settings, disciplinary proclivities, methodological choices, and diverse source bases of world history research and teaching. Several essays address the ways in which present-day concerns influence research on local and global scales. Other essays pay particular attention to the production and circulation of knowledge across regional, temporal, and class boundaries, as well as between the academy and the wider public. Claiming the centrality of globally informed and focused approaches to historical inquiry, researchers continue the conversations that Bentley carried on through his own scholarship, teaching, editing of the Journal of World History, participating in public forums, and contributing to public discussions about the place of history in understanding today's global integration. The stakes involved in asking questions about the shared history of humankind continue to increase in the current era of intensified globalization. It is incumbent upon scholars with the skills to work across linguistic, geographic, temporal, and disciplinary boundaries to show the ways that cross-cultural encounters happened historically, and to point out how such interactions play out in the institutions, classrooms, and public debates where historical interpretations are created and shared.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
INTRODUCTION Writing World Histories for Our Times
PART I :Publics and Practices
ONE. World Historians and the Future of Academic History A Research Manifesto
TWO .Making Porous and Expansive Boundaries Jerry Bentley, World History, and Global Publics
THREE. Teaching World History in a Swirl of Standards
PART II: Identities and Encounters
FOUR .Encounters within Europe Travelers' Views of Slavery in Renaissance Iberia
FIVE. The Sixteenth-Century World War and the Roots of the Modern World A View from the Edge
SIX. Who Owns the Fish in the Sea? The Dukes of Medina Sidonia and Spain's Tuna Fisheries
SEVEN .Eating the World The Iguana's Tale of Caribbean Ecology and Culinary History
EIGHT .Shaken or Stirred? Recreating Makgeolli for the Twenty-First Century
PART III: Truth Claims and Enlightenment Shadows
NINE. Explanations of Species Extinction in Nineteenth-Century China and Europe
TEN. Shadows of Sovereignty Legal Encounters and the Politics of Protection in the Atlantic World
ELEVEN .The Promise of-and the Threats to-Historical Linguistics as a Complement of Bentleyan World History
TWELVE. Close Encounters of the Methodological Kind Contending with Enlightenment Legacies in World History
Contributors
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 02. Mrz 2022)
Contributor:
Benton, Lauren A., 1956- contributor., Contributor,
Benton, Lauren A., 1956-
Burke III, Edmund.
Getz, Trevor R.
Getz, Trevor R., contributor., Contributor,
Goucher, Candice Lee, contributor., Contributor,
Goucher, Candice Lee.
Jun Yoo, Theodore, contributor., Contributor,
Karras, Alan, contributor., Contributor,
Karras, Alan, editor., Editor,
Karras, Alan.
Lewis, Martin W.
Lewis, Martin W., contributor., Contributor,
Marks, Robert B.
Marks, Robert B., contributor., Contributor,
Matteson, Kieko, editor., Editor,
Mitchell, Laura J.
Mitchell, Laura J., contributor., Contributor,
Mitchell, Laura J., editor., Editor,
Philiips, William D.
Phillips, Carla Rahn, contributor., Contributor,
Phillips, Carla Rahn.
Phillips, Jr., contributor., Contributor,
Wiesner-Hanks, Merry E.
Wiesner-Hanks, Merry E., contributor., Contributor,
Yang, Anand A., editor., Editor,
Yoo, Theodore Jun.
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780824866129
OCLC:
1024052149
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780824866129 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.