Rethinking World History

Essays on Europe, Islam and World History

Author: Marshall G. S. Hodgson,Marshall G.S Hodgson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521438445

Category: History

Page: 328

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Is the history of the modern world the history of Europe writ large? Or is it possible to situate the history of modernity as a world historical process apart from its origins in Western Europe? In Part One of this posthumous collection of essays, Marshall G.S. Hodgson, a former professor of history at the University of Chicago, challenges adherents of both Eurocentrism and multiculturalism to rethink the place of Europe in world history. He argues that the line that connects Ancient Greeks to the Renaissance to modern times is an optical illusion, and that a global and Asia-centered history can better locate the European experience in the shared histories of humanity. In Part Two of the work Hodgson shifts the focus and in a parallel move seeks to locate the history of Islamic civilization in a world historical framework. Finally, in Part Three he argues that in the end there is but one history--global history--and that all partial or privileged accounts must necessarily be resituated in a world historical context. The book also includes an introduction by the editor, Edmund Burke III, contextualizing Hodgson's work in world history and Islamic history.

The Axial Age and Its Consequences

Author: Robert N. Bellah,Hans Joas

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674070445

Category: Religion

Page: 560

View: 7943


This book makes the bold claim that intellectual sophistication was born worldwide during the middle centuries of the first millennium bce. From Axial Age thinkers we inherited a sense of the world as a place not just to experience but to investigate, envision, and alter. A variety of utopian visions emerged and led to both reform and repression.

Teaching Islamic Studies in the Age of ISIS, Islamophobia, and the Internet

Author: Courtney M. Dorroll

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253039827

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 9881


How can teachers introduce Islam to students when daily media headlines can prejudice students' perception of the subject? Should Islam be taught differently in secular universities than in colleges with a clear faith-based mission? What are strategies for discussing Islam and violence without perpetuating stereotypes? The contributors of Teaching Islamic Studies in the Age of ISIS, Islamophobia, and the Internet address these challenges head-on and consider approaches to Islamic studies pedagogy, Islamophobia and violence, and suggestions for how to structure courses. These approaches acknowledge the particular challenges faced when teaching a topic that students might initially fear or distrust. Speaking from their own experience, they include examples of collaborative teaching models, reading and media suggestions, and ideas for group assignments that encourage deeper engagement and broader thinking. The contributors also share personal struggles when confronted with students (including Muslim students) and parents who suspected the courses might have ulterior motives. In an age of stereotypes and misrepresentations of Islam, this book offers a range of means by which teachers can encourage students to thoughtfully engage with the topic of Islam.

A Companion to World History

Author: Douglas Northrop

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444334182

Category: History

Page: 617

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A Companion to World History offers a comprehensiveoverview of the variety of approaches and practices utilized in thefield of world and global history. This state-of-the-art collectionof more than 30 insightful essays – including contributionsfrom an international cast of leading world historians and emergingscholars in the field – identifies continuing areas ofcontention, disagreement, and divergence, while pointing outfruitful directions for further discussion and research. Themes andtopics explored include the lineages and trajectories of worldhistory, key ideas and methods employed by world historians, theteaching of world history and how it draws upon and challenges“traditional” approaches, and global approaches towriting world history. By considering these interwoven issues ofscholarship and pedagogy from a transnational, interregional, andworld/global scale, fresh insights are gained and new challengesposed. With its rich compendium of diverse viewpoints, ACompanion to World History is an essential resource for thestudy of the world's past.

Exploring World History

Ideas for Teachers

Author: Mark Williams,Lou Ratte,Lou Ratté,Robert K. Andrian

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: History

Page: 177

View: 1062


World history is not the same course it was ten years ago. Teachers are placing less emphasis on Western culture and rote memorization in favor of more global, diverse, and creative content. It is for these teachers that Exploring World Historyis written - as an example of some of the innovations that are occurring in today's classrooms and as encouragement for future exploration. Exploring World Historypresents new subject matter, new perspectives, and new classroom strategies for helping teachers transform their courses into intellectual adventures. In the first part of the book, the authors describe three very different courses, with explanations of their student and course objectives. Readers will discover specific approaches to lessons, ways to acquire rich materials, and samples of performance-based assessments. The second part of the book takes a broad look at how to conceptualize a world history course, with special attention to pedagogical, methodological, and scholarly concerns. It includes a general discussion of content selection, course development challenges, the role of national content standards, and motivational strategies. Readers will discover much accumulated wisdom and food for thought. Exploring World Historyis the best resource for creating a course that is better versed in recent scholarship and new historical methods for reflecting the range of human experience.

Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing

Author: Kelly Boyd

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781884964336

Category: Reference

Page: 1562

View: 3512


The Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing covers all the major historical writers from classical times to the present day. As well as essays on influential historians, it also incorporates topics such as political and military history.

Thinking History Globally

Author: Diego Olstein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137318147

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 6429


The book brings together many recent trends in writing history under a common framework: thinking history globally. By thinking history globally, the book explains, applies, and exemplifies the four basic strategies of analysis, the big C's: comparing, connecting, conceptualizing, and contextualizing, using twelve different branches of history.