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World History Publications

The following titles might be of interest to H-World subscribers.


Jonathan Daly, Historians Debate the Rise of the West (New York: Routledge, 2014)

And forthcoming in print, but available in an electronic version:

Jonathan Reynolds, ed., 30 Second Twentieth Century (Lewes, U.K.: Ivy Press, 2015)

Fred Spier, Big History and the Future of Humanity, 2nd ed. (Malden, MA: Wiley and Blackwell, 2015)


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The state of world history

Dear Prof. Ciotola et al.

Regarding the possible use of a theoretical perspective in world history:
Over the past 30 years I have been using the approach advocated by the late German sociologist Norbert Elias (1897-1990) for analyzing world history at all possible scales. This approach is based on explaining human behavior by looking at their interdependency relations throuhgn power balances.

The state of world history

Professor Brown,

Apologies!  I would be happy to discuss frameworks on this forum, but I didn't want to "hijack" the post, and it never occurred to me that our profile do not have a "private message" option.

Since you first mentioned the issue, would you like to create a new post on h-net for this discussion? Otherwise my preferred email is: ciotola at sfsu dot edu.