A Companion to Global Historical Thought by Prasenjit Duara, Viren Murthy, Andrew Sartori

By Prasenjit Duara, Viren Murthy, Andrew Sartori

A better half to worldwide historic Thought offers an in-depth review of the advance of ancient considering from the earliest instances to the current, the world over, at once addressing the problems of old suggestion in a globalized context.

  • Provides an outline of the advance of historic considering from the earliest occasions to the current, the world over, via essays written by means of a group of best foreign scholars
  • Complements the Companion to Western old Thought, putting non-Western views on historiography on the middle of the discussion
  • Explores the several ancient traditions that experience formed the self-discipline, and the demanding situations posed by means of modernity and globalization

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The only text that Confucius was credited with having written, however, was the Spring and Autumn Annals, a chronicle of the state of Lu from 722 to 481. The text of the Spring and Autumn Annals reads like a dry chronicle. But, according to later readers, it should be read as a complex work, with a hidden critique of the age following the breakdown of the Zhou. Mencius (372–289 bce), a later follower of Confucius, read the Spring and Autumn Annals in precisely this way: As the generations declined and the way became obscure, heterodox teachings and violent practices arose.

The memories of the victims of historical wrongs, whose experience has been silenced in archives typically produced by the agents of their victimization, become important not primarily as sources of relevant historical detail, but as a way of conveying an experience. In the process, the hope is that the impact of such testimonies might form the basis for acts of redress. Continuing the problem of the conflicting claims of memory and history, Hanna Schissler provides us an overview of how these issues have played out in relation to textbook controversies.

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