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World History for International Studies

324 pages
Amsterdam University Press
Studying change in the course of human history, in different places, through the lens of a diverse set of core themes, World History for International Studies offers readers a set of windows into different debates historians have been conducting. Key themes, such as communication, trade, order, slavery, religion, war, identity, modernity, norms and ecology, are linked to specific world regions, which tell a story about how local ideas and individual contacts developed, started to overlap and became globally understood and used by ever larger groups of people. These themes are brought to life by a diverse set of key primary sources, such as a book, a letter, a medal, a temple and an epic, to showcase how historians have used sources to tell these stories and conduct debates. The book provides an introductory resource into the study of history and includes detailed suggestions for further study.
Author Bio
Isabelle Duyvesteyn is Professor of International Studies / Global History at the Leiden University Institute for History Anne Marieke van der Wal is Assistant Professor African History and International Studies at Leiden University with a main interest in the history of South Africa, Indian Ocean Slavery and Slave Trade, and Memory and Subaltern history.