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.
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Professor Strobel asks a good question: what is the state of world history today?
Pat Manning published Navigating World History in 2003. This book was, in my limited understanding, the last systemic attempt at assessing the field. It is now almost 12 years ago since the book came out. I am curious about what the H-World community thinks about the state of the field of world history.
Thanks for setting my sloppy thinking here into a much better context Prof. Green. Very interesting. It is a subject area that I am completely ignorant and appreciate the information!