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Doing Global History


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Introduction: What is Global History 1. Connections: The Great Moon Hoax 2. Space: Connectivity and Isolation 3. Time: Telegraphy and Temporal Structure 4. Actors: Mutiny on the Bounty 5. Structures: Breakthrough on Mont Cenis 6. Transit: Dr. Crippen's Getaway Conclusion: Writing Global Histories Glossary Index

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An introduction to the practice and study of Global History and its principal methods.

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Roland Wenzlhuemer is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany. Having studied at University of Salzburg, Austria, he has been a visiting professor at University of Basel, Switzerland, University of Innsbruck, Austria, and held the Chair of Modern History at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. His research and teaching focuses on colonial and global history, with a particular interest in global connections and the theories and methods of global history.


Writing Global History is a brilliant introduction to one of the most exciting and dynamic fields of history. It is not only instructive but also highly entertaining, elegantly interweaving theoretical reflections on six key concepts - connections, actors, structures, space, time, transit - with insightful, rich, and beautifully narrated empirical case studies. It will be a crucial addition to every historian's bookshelf and I am convinced that it will make it onto the reading lists of the major global history courses in the Anglophone world. * David Motadel, Associate Professor of International History, Department of International History, LSE, UK *

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