World History Publications

Recent publications in the field of World History. This project has just begun, thus our limited selections at this point. 


Tonio Andrade, The Gunpowder Age: China, Military Invention, and the Rise of the West i n World History (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016).

Sebastian Conrad, What is Global History? (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016)

Ross E. Dunn, Laura J. Mitchell, and Kerry Ward (Editors), The New World History:A Field Guide for Teachers and Researchers (University of California Press, 2016). 

Ho-fung Hung, The China Boom: Why China Will not Rule the World (Columbia UP, 2016) 

Patrick Wolfe, Traces of History: Elementary Structures of Race (London: Verso, 2016)


François Bourguignon, Globalization of Inequality (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015)

Jeroen Duindam, Dynasties: A Global History of Power, 1300-1800  (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Stewart Gordon,  A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks” (Boston: University Press of New England, 2015) 

James Laine, Meta Religion: Religion and Power in World History (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015)

Robert Marks, The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Ecological Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century, 3rd ed. (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2015)

Bruce Mazlish,  Globalization and Transformation (Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publisher, 2015)

Vanessa Ogle, The Global Transformation of Time: 1870-1950 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015)

Wolfgang Reinhard, editor, Empires and Encounters: 1350-1750 (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2015)

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

Heather Streets Salter and Trevor Getz, Empires and Colonies in the Modern World (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)

Christoph Strobel, The Global Atlantic 1400-1900 (New York: Routledge, 2015)


Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History (New York: Knopf, 2014)

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

Lynn Hunt, Writing History in the Global Era (New York: Norton, 2014)

Diego Olstein, Thinking History Globally (New York: Palgrave, 2014)

Juergen Osterhammel, The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2014)

Dura Prasenjit,Viren Murthy, and Andrew Sartori, eds. A Companion to Global Historical Thought ( Malden, MA: `Wiley Blackwell, 2014)


Charles Mann, 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013)

Samule Moyn and Anderw Sartori, eds., Global Intellectual History (New York: Columbia University Press, 2013)

Lincoln Paine, The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World (New York: Knopf, 2013)

Geoffrey Parker, Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2013)

Kenneth Pommeranz and Stephen Topik, The World that Trade Created, 3rd ed. (Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe, 2013)


Carl Nightingale, Segregation: A Global History of Divided Cities (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)


Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper, Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011)


Tamim Ansary, Destiny Disrupted:  A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes (New York: Public Affairs, 2010)

Neil MacGregor, A History of the World in 100 Objects: From the Handaxe to the Credit Card (New York: Viking, 2010)

Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Gender in History: A Global Perspective Wiley 2nd ed. (Malden, MA: Willey-Blackwell, 2010)

Donald Wright, The World and a Very Small Place in Africa: A History of Globalization in Niumi, The Gambia, 3rd ed. (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2010)