Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster „Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration“

Neuerscheinung: Global Perspectives on Global History. Von Dominic Sachsenmaier

31. Oktober 2011


Theories and Approaches in a Connected World. Cambridge University Press 2011.

In recent years, historians across the world have become increasingly interested in transnational and global approaches to the past. However, the debates surrounding this new border-crossing movement have remained limited in scope as theoretical exchanges on the tasks, responsibilities and potentials of global history have been largely confined to national or regional academic communities. In this groundbreaking book, Dominic Sachsenmaier sets out to redress this imbalance by offering a series of new perspectives on the global and local flows, sociologies of knowledge and hierarchies that are an intrinsic part of historical practice. Taking the United States, Germany and China as his main case studies, he reflects upon the character of different approaches to global history as well as their social, political and cultural contexts. He argues that this new global trend in historiography needs to be supported by a corresponding increase in transnational dialogue, cooperation and exchange. (editor)

The globalizing of historical study has not resulted in uniform ways of looking at the past […] Sachsenmaier shows how local perspectives have remained even in the age of global scholarship […] This book makes fascinating reading and offers an intellectually rewarding experience. (Akira Iriye, Harvard University)

Prof. Dr. Dominic Sachsenmaier ist Professor für transkulturelle und chinesische Geschichte an der Duke University, Durham (USA). 2010 und 2011 war er Kollegiat des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Kollegs Konstanz, wo er das Manuskript des vorliegenden Buches abgeschlossen hat.