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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The result is a volume that covers–and carves out–a lot of ground, but in doing so also presupposes and imposes limitations on established academic disciplines that their practitioners may not agree to. The macrohistorical method–which includes microhistory–monopolizes the diachronic and nomothetic. References to this book Advancing Futures: Perspectives on Individual, Social and Civilizational Change.

Richly eclectic, Macrohistory and Macrohistorians is an indispensable addition to the historical, sociological, peace and futures literature. An interview with introduction by Brian Snowdon”. M acrohistory And M acrohistorians: The book brings a cross-cultural and transhistorical perspective to the study of social change, analyzing macrohistorians and macrohistory comparatively and synthetically, from the traditional linear-cyclical divide as well as including broader transcendental and feminist approaches.


Among the macrohistorians there are few proper historians. From Ssu-ma Ch’ien and Augustine to Marx, Sorokin, and Sarkar, these authors give us brilliant, 21st-century insights histtorians theories of social and civilizational change.

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Sima Qian is, like Augustine, viewed rather as a representative of a tradition. A complete macrohistory theorizes and describes why and how collectivities move through space and time.

Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. March External links: There is much interesting material in Macrohistory and Macrohistoriansbut I suspect it does as much as can usefully be done at such a level of abstraction.

Macrohistory and Macrohistorians is an attempt by the editors, Johan Galtung and Sohail Inayatullah, to define an macrohistorg discipline out of the enduring intellectual fascination with explaining the development of human society from the earliest times to well beyond our own times, and to legitimize their endeavor with intellectual biographies of historians and others who have engaged in similar activities.

With these four categories, each at three levels, the editors define macrohistofy different “sciences” dealing with human conditions.

This work is truly an amazing histtorians de force. Examples of macro-historical analysis include Oswald Spengler ‘s assertion that the lifespan of civilizations is limited and amd they decay, and Arnold J. If the book is ignored it will be unfortunate for us.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. From inside the book. Johan Galtung and Sohail Inayatullah. Galtung and Inayatullah assemble impressive analysis on the ideas and lives of 20 macrohistorians, with pictorial representation on how these worldviews of historical change differ Sign up for our Free newsletter Subscribe Un-Subscribe. Edited by Johan Galtung and Sohail Inayatullah.


It highlights hsitorians limitations of Western-centric claims to correctly know the patterns of history whilst raising the challenge of moving beyond hard deterministic thinking. No eBook available Amazon. This article needs additional citations for verification. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat The larger part of Macrohistory and Macrohistorians consists of short articles on twenty macrohistorians: They argue that a complete macrohistory is one that has linear, cyclical and transcendental dimensions.


I have learned to appreciate and now will include in the circle of greats, those Eastern thinkers whose works I regretfully neglected. The book is particularly valuable for the way it synthesises the contributions of each and includes interpretative chapters that explore their significance. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This is a book of spectacular scope, crossing historical eras, cultures and nations. View freely available titles: