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Navigating World History: Historians Create a Global Past

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    P. Manning(Author)

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World history has expanded dramatically in recent years, primarily as a teaching field, and increasingly as a research field. Growing numbers of teachers and Ph.Ds in history are required to teach the subject. They must be current on topics from human evolution to industrial development in Song-dynasty China to today's disease patterns - and then link these disparate topics into a coherent course. Numerous textbooks in print and in preparation summarize the field of world history at an introductory level. But good teaching also requires advanced training for teachers, and access to a stream of new research from scholars trained as world historians. In this book, Patrick Manning provides the first comprehensive overview of the academic field of world history. He reviews patterns of research and debate, and proposes guidelines for study by teachers and by researchers in world history.

PATRICK MANNING is Professor of History and African-American Studies at Northeastern University, where he directs the World History Center. He is also a former President of the World History Association and he is the author of six books. He also served as Project Director on a CD-ROM, Migration in World History, 1500-2000 (Wadsworth, 2000).

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  • PDF | 425 pages
  • P. Manning(Author)
  • Palgrave Macmillan; 2003 edition (May 21, 2003)
  • English
  • 3
  • Education & Teaching

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  • By Jessica on September 13, 2015

    Manning's book is a timeline of the process that world history has taken as a discipline in development. To understand the need for world history, and its evolution over the years, Manning's text is a necessity, particularly for those who plan to be a part of the future of "history" as recorders and interpreters of it.

  • By ANN R on January 27, 2013

    if you a a history major, you will really appreciate this book. nice look at what we as historians have a responsibility to.

  • By R. Curtiss on March 29, 2017

    Ordered for a college class

  • By Karl Krotke on September 5, 2017

    This is a good read, but wasn't my favorite for the course we used it in. It was a little more teaching-oriented and I wanted more theory.

  • By Rosa C Yen on January 18, 2017

    Great textbook

  • By Jonathan Reynolds on September 16, 2003

    World History is a daunting field... perhaps no single discipline asks so much of its practitioners and yet provides them with so little training or such vague methodology. With _Navigating World History_ Pat Manning helps to amend this failing by providing a concise, engaging, and erudite history of the field and also an analysis of its various paradigms, pitfalls and potentials.Researchers, teachers and students who are new to the field will find Manning's work an invaluable guide to help locate their own efforts within the often overwhelming context that is World History.Truly and outstanding work. A doff of the cyber-cap to Prof. Manning!

  • By Kellie J. Burk on March 12, 2013

    Needed it for class, but found the read boring there are only some history book that are a good read.

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