Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context

Transcultural History

Theories, Methods, Sources

Authors: Herren, Madeleine, Rüesch, Martin, Sibille, Christiane

  • Questions the territoriality of historical concepts
  • Presents a useful approach to global history by focussing on crossing borders of all kinds
  • Reflects critically on the way history is constructed
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For the 21st century, the often-quoted citation ‘past is prologue’ reads the other way around: The global present lacks a historical narrative for the global past. Focussing on a transcultural history, this book questions the territoriality of historical concepts and offers a narrative, which aims to overcome cultural essentialism by focussing on crossing borders of all kinds. Transcultural History reflects critically on the way history is constructed, asking who formed history in the past and who succeeded in shaping what we call the master narrative. Although trained European historians, the authors aim to present a useful approach to global history, showing first of all how a Eurocentric but universal historiography removed or essentialised certain topics in Asian history. As an empirical discipline, history is based on source material, analysed according to rules resulting from a strong methodological background. This book accesses the global past after World War I, looking at the well known stage of the Paris Peace Conferences, observing the multiplication of new borders and the variety of transgressing institutions, concepts, actors, men and women inventing themselves as global subjects, but sharing a bitter experience with almost all local societies at this time, namely the awareness of having relatives buried in far distant places due to globalised wars.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Introduction: What is Transcultural History?

    Herren, Madeleine (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Part I: Theories and Concepts

    Herren, Madeleine (et al.)

    Pages 11-67

  • Part II: Methods

    Herren, Madeleine (et al.)

    Pages 69-141

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-19195-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transcultural History
Book Subtitle
Theories, Methods, Sources
Authors
Series Title
Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-19196-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-19196-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-19195-4
Series ISSN
2191-656X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 174
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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