By Eckhardt Fuchs,Benedikt Stuchtey

ISBN-10: 0742569314

ISBN-13: 9780742569317

This leading edge paintings bargains the 1st complete transcultural heritage of historiography. The participants go beyond a Eurocentric process not just when it comes to the person historiographies they check, but additionally within the methodologies they use for comparative research. relocating past the normal nationwide concentration of historiography, the ebook bargains a really comparative attention of the commonalities and modifications in writing historical past. Distinguishing between detailed cultural identities, the members ponder the methods and technique of highbrow transfers and examine the power of neighborhood historiographical traditions as they're challenged from open air. The essays discover the query of the software and the boundaries of conceptions of modernism that observe Western theories of improvement to non-Western cultures. caution opposed to the dominant tendency in contemporary historiographies of non-Western societies to outline those predominantly relating to Western notion, the authors...

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12 In the nineteenth century, European history was elevated to the level of a world history in which the “other” simply faded away. 13 This Eurocentrism was by no means a product of Europe but of a few, domineering European nations of the early modern and modern periods. The Eurocentric image of the world also was not limited to spatial classifications. 14 The unbreakable connection between modernity and Eurocentrism led not to a surrender of the latter but to an incorporation of the “other” into European modernity.

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