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By Eckhardt Fuchs,Benedikt Stuchtey

ISBN-10: 0742569314

ISBN-13: 9780742569317

This cutting edge paintings deals the 1st complete transcultural historical past of historiography. The individuals go beyond a Eurocentric strategy not just when it comes to the person historiographies they verify, but in addition within the methodologies they use for comparative research. relocating past the conventional nationwide concentration of historiography, the e-book bargains a certainly comparative attention of the commonalities and variations in writing historical past. Distinguishing between targeted cultural identities, the members ponder the methods and technique of highbrow transfers and check the power of neighborhood historiographical traditions as they're challenged from outdoors. The essays discover the query of the software and the boundaries of conceptions of modernism that follow Western theories of improvement to non-Western cultures. caution opposed to the dominant tendency in fresh historiographies of non-Western societies to outline those predominantly with regards to Western proposal, the authors...

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It must be emphasized, however, that immense political, cultural, and economic differences exist not only among these geographic units but even within a single continent. Often a cultural, economic, or political unit can be articulated only by differentiating it from the “other” or the “Outside,” and not by an inward-looking self-definition. 4 However, the geographic designation seems to be the lowest common denominator for a transcultural comparative approach, even though we are aware of the problem that the Arab world may have more in common with Asia than with sub-Saharan Africa.

Cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. 9780742569317 1. Historiography. 2. Acculturation. 3. Culture conflict. 4. History—Philosophy. 5. Social sciences—Philosophy. 6. Historicism. 7. Eurocentrism. I. Fuchs, Eckhardt, 1961- II. Stuchtey, Benedikt. 48–1992. , in October 1997. V Leipzig. Without the interest of the directors of the two German Historical Institutes, Professors Detlef Junker and Peter Wende, respectively, the idea of this conference would not have materialized. We also would like to acknowledge the help of Christa Brown and Barbel Thomas of the GHI Washington in arranging the conference.

Iggers zum 65. Geburtstag, ed. Konrad H. Jarausch, Jörn Rüsen, and Hans Schleier (Hagen: 1991), 151–63. ” The annual German journal Saeculum, particularly the volumes for 1987, 1994, and 1995, should also be mentioned positively in this regard, as should the annual journal for non-European history, Periplus. 23 For general information, see Werner Meissner, China zwischen nationalem “Sonderweg” und universaler Modernisierung: Zur Rezeption westlichen Denkens in China (Munich: 1994). On historiography, see Q.

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