I have added James Laine's title, _Meta Religion: Religion and Power in World History_ (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015), to the World History Publications section that you can find on our H-World site. We have a growing list of books there if you are still looking for summer readings. The site has several other resources that might be of some use to world history teachers and scholars.
Welcome to H-World, a network for practitioners of world history. The list gives emphasis to research, to teaching, and to the connections between research and teaching.
Bruce Mazlish, Globalization and Transformation (Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publisher, 2015)
François Bourguignon, Globalization of Inequality (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015)
Project “A13 – Subaltern Diplomacy”, Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context“, University of Heidelberg, Germany
04.12.2014 – 06.12.2014, Heidelberg, Germany
Laura Jakobs, Historisches Seminar, University of Heidelberg, Germany