Macrohistory seeks out large, long-term trends in world history, searching for ultimate patterns The Battle of Ain Jalut is considered by many historians to be of great macro-historical importance, as it marked the high water point of Mongol . Galtung BIOGRAPHY & MACRO-HISTORY is acquired, presumably . There can be little doubt that macro-historians, belonging to the foremost thinkers of. Macrohistory and Macrohistorians is an attempt by the editors, Johan. Galtung and Sohail Inayatullah, to define an academic discipline out of the enduring.

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I was histodians struck by the elegant simplicity of the graphic depictions by Daniela Rocco Minerbi. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. A beautifully written book that succeeds in bringing together maccrohistory a systematic manner the major theories of historical evolution But there are new perspectives on familiar figures to be found here — and perhaps an introduction to some unfamiliar ones.

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More interesting is an attempt to apply metaphors taken from macrohistory to microhistory prosopography or human life-history analysis and, moving in the other direction, to extend social macrohistory of civilizations and cultures to the history of the world system as a whole. He is the author or editor of macorhistory than 71 books.

This dazzlingly original collaboration between two international authors focuses on 20 macrohistorians–that is to say, historians who have helped shape our entire way of conceiving ourselves–from Ssu-Ma Ch’ien and Ibn Khaldun to Oswald Spengler and Marx and Piritim Sorokin and Arnold Toynbee.


Macrhistory is defined as diachronic and nomothetic–as opposed to synchronic and ideographic. A Handbook of Social Analysis. Many, many thanks for those wonderful depictions – and mercifully short narrative characterizations – of great thinkers’ monumental works.

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For example, a macro-historical study might examine Japanese feudalism and European feudalism in order to decide whether historkans structures are an inevitable outcome given certain conditions.

As a teacher and student of world history, I find Macrohistory and Macrohistorians a useful and stimulating discussion of many of its classic paradigms from antiquity to the present day. The larger part of Macrohistory and Macrohistorians consists of short articles on twenty macrohistorians: It highlights the limitations of Western-centric claims to correctly know the patterns of history whilst raising the challenge of moving beyond hard deterministic thinking.

Each of these contains a brief biographical sketch and an outline of the writer’s macrohistorical system. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Edited by Johan Galtung and Sohail Inayatullah. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The analysis is unique as, along with Western perspectives, macrohistorians from Islamic, Indic, and Sinic civilizations are presented as are feminist and Gaian approaches.

This work is truly an amazing tour de force. Richly eclectic, Macrohistory and Macrohistorians is an indispensable addition to the historical, sociological, maacro and futures literature.


Sign up for our Free newsletter Subscribe Un-Subscribe. Sima Qian is, like Augustine, viewed rather as a representative of a tradition. They argue that a complete macrohistory is one that has linear, cyclical and transcendental dimensions. The cyclical–helical may be more appropriate–view of historical development permeates official Chinese historiography throughout the imperial era, but the linear macr for all humankind in three stages, ending in the “great similarity” or better, the great harmony, datongbecame prominent in the macrohistories of some of the Chinese reformers of late imperial historiane, most prominently the leader of the aborted reforms, Kang Youwei.


A chapter by Galtung tries to combine the different macrohistorians, suggesting synergies between some of the possible pairings of ten out of the twenty covered. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Toynbee ‘s historical synthesis in explaining the rise and fall of civilizations.

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Examples of macro-historical analysis include Oswald Spengler ‘s assertion that the lifespan of civilizations is limited and ultimately they decay, and Arnold J.