World History

World history, global history or transnational history (not to be confused with diplomatic or international history) is a field of historical study that emerged as a distinct academic field in the 1980s. It examines history from a global perspective. It is not to be confused with comparative history, which, like world history, deals with the history of multiple cultures and nations, but does not do so on a global scale.

World History looks for common patterns that emerge across all cultures. World historians use a thematic approach, with two major focal points: integration (how processes of world history have drawn people of the world together) and difference (how patterns of world history reveal the diversity of the human experience).

Read more about World History:  Organization, Recent Themes, World Historians, Bibliography

Other articles related to "world history, history":

World History - Bibliography
... Essays on Twentieth-Century History (2010) historiographic essays on world history conceptualizing the "long" 20th century, from the 1870s to the early 2000s ... Shapes of World History in Twentieth Century Scholarship ... Essays on Global and Comparative History Series ...
Confederation Of Planes And Planets - Arkaz - World History - Introduction
... Arkaz was crafted by a being known to most as "The Maker" ... The Maker used the elemental forces acquired through the making of several stones of power called the "World Stones" ...
Jerry H. Bentley
... Bentley (1949 - July 15, 2012) was a world history professor at the University of Hawaii, USA, and founding editor of the Journal of World History since 1990 ... He wrote on the cultural history of early modern Europe and on cross-cultural interactions in world history ...
H. Micheal Tarver - Bibliography
... The Cambridge World History of Human Disease ... ISBN 0-521-33286-9 (Associate Editor) The Cambridge World History of Food ... Angulo Rivas, Luis Loaiza Rincón, and Luis Caraballo Vivas) "Latin American History." The World History Highway A Guide to Internet Resources ...

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