A survey of recent writings in early-modern, largely European, diplomatic history reveals important shifts in the direction of the cultural and sociological emphasis favored by the proponents of New Diplomatic History. In turn, the shifts have brought mainstream diplomatic historians closer to other subfields – gender and class history, in particular. The trend is likely to continue.
From International Relations to World Literature
Edited by James Christie and Nesrin Degirmencioglu
Contributors: Alexander Anievas, Gail Day, James Christie, Kamran Matin, Kerem Nisancioglu, Luke Cooper, Michael Niblett, Neil Davidson, Nesrin Degirmencioglu, Robert Spencer, Steve Edwards.
Edited by Esmaeil Zeiny
Contributors include: Dustin J. Byrd, Ciarunji Chesaina, Hiba Ghanem, Mladjo Ivanovic, Masumi Hashimoto Odari, Arjuna Parakrama, JM. Persánch, Andrew Ridgeway, Rudolf J. Siebert, and Esmaeil Zeiny.
Mysore and Gujarat (17th to 19th C.)
Nişancıoğlu’s 2015 book, How the West Came to Rule: The Geopolitical Origins of Capitalism , attempts to overcome the purported Eurocentrism of both conventional and Marxian accounts of the origins of capitalism. Their ‘global history’ of the emergence of capitalism seeks to transcend the polarisation
world and elaborating new ones; and, third, establishing a dialogue between these two approaches. The critique of Eurocentrism can be enacted by pointing to any of the multiple limits or gaps of Western thinking, or by making evident the contrast between the claims European knowledge usually makes about
Essays toward a Global Labor History
Marcel van der Linden
▪ What is the nature of the world working class, on which Global Labor History focuses? How can we define and demarcate that class, and which factors determine its composition?
▪ Which forms of collective action did this working class develop in the course of time, and what is the logic in that development?
▪ What can we learn from adjacent disciplines? Which insights from anthropologists, sociologists and other social scientists are useful in the development of Global Labor History?