Intellectual History and Global History

Andrew Sartori

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    Intellectual historians have long been interested in the wider trajectories of ideas beyond the European heartland of their enquiries. But a decline in confidence in post-war narratives of diffusion and development has been responsible for the emergence of new sets of questions about the relationship between intellectual history and global history. This new, globally oriented intellectual history has insisted variously on (a) the persistent diversity of intellectual worlds and intellectual genealogies, (b) the significance of transregional connections, (c) the need for sophisticated techniques of comparison, and (d) the irreducibility of 'global' ideas to their 'Western' provenance.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationA Companion to Intellectual History
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9781118508091
    ISBN (Print)9781118294802
    StatePublished - Oct 31 2015


    • Comparison
    • Connected history
    • Diffusion
    • Global
    • Modernisation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Arts and Humanities


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