Re: Is Global History still possible or has it had its moment?

One could extend Kevin's examples endlessly. Most history is still local history - with the sense of the "local" taking all sorts of forms - a town, a region, a state, a nation, etc. Why the global aspect should take precedence, either conceptually or politically is beyond me.

Re: Is Global History still possible or has it had its moment?

Professor Fernlund is correct to warn against conflation of global history and "globalization," the latter word politically-loaded because it is rarely defined and therefore means who-knows-what? To my knowledge, there are only two arguments for the "birth of globalization" in the economic history literature. O'Rourke and Williamson have proposed a birthdate in the 1820s, based up an economics-only (Eurocentric) viewpoint narrowly limited to prices of less than a handful of commodities.

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