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The state of world history

I absolutely agree Harald Prins that what is needed in world history (or global history) is a comprehensive theoretical framework that enables us (and, importantly, our students and the general public) to better understand, interpret, and explain our world as it continues to change.

I am extremely interested in this goal, and would appreciate the opportunity to work with others towards achieving it. 

The state of world history

As someone who has taught in history as well as anthropology departments, I miss reference to contributions made by anthropologists. There are several major figures who come to mind, but here I would like to draw attention to Eric Wolf, whose 1984 book "Europe and the People Without History" has had a major impact. In fact, there are well over 100,000 copies sold in the English edition alone. In addition, the book has been translated in Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, and Spanish.