The World Is Your Archive: The Challenges of World History as a Field of Research

Barbara Weinstein

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    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationA Companion to World History
    PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)9781444334180
    StatePublished - Sep 6 2012


    • Benton's Law and Colonial Cultures
    • Field of world history, its origins in the historical profession
    • Plural forms, dynamic elements in the process of historical change
    • Pluralizing forms, "pluralism" for historical processes embedded
    • The rise of "big history," associated with Jared Diamond and David Christian
    • The virtual impossibility of rooting "big history" in primary source research
    • The world, as archive, challenges of World History as a field of research
    • World History as a field, for culturally diverse and inclusive courses

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Arts and Humanities

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