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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 choice of macrohistorians starts with three premoderns and [End Page ] ends with Gaia, and right before that the feminist Riane Eisler writes about herself. Use mdy dates from July Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November All stub articles.

He also incorporates perspectives and ideas from other macrohistorians and historians, among them Fernand BraudelMichel Foucault, Ashis Nandy, and Immanuel Wallerstein. For me, the most interesting part of Macrohistory and Macrohistorians is a comparative chapter by Inayatulluh. Perspectives on Individual, Social, and Civilizational Change.


Through an analysis of the theories of macrohistory of such luminaries as Ssu-Ma Ch’ien, St. Contact Contact Us Help. As a “toolkit”, to be drawn on by historians for inspiration, Macrohistory and Macrohistorians may prove useful, but I fear its seductive simplification and abstraction may lead others astray.

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. Throughout, the authors maintain views that are both sensitive to the coming future and informed by an understanding of the worldwide unities of humankind.

Macrohistory and Macrohistorians: Perspectives on Individual, Social, and – Google Books

Macrohistory and Macrohistorians is an attempt by the editors, Johan Galtung and Sohail Inayatullah, to define an academic 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.


Galtung and Inayatullah assemble impressive historiqns on the ideas and lives of 20 macrohistorians, with pictorial representation on how these worldviews of historical change differ Oded Galor on the transition from Malthusian stagnation to modern economic growth. Author of Educating Beyond Violent Futures.

It brings a cross-cultural and transhistorical perspective to the study of social change and will be of considerable interest to historians and sociologists as well as students of philosophy, historiography, and political science.

The best think of its sort I’ve ever seen and destined to become the classic reference in history and futures studies. Galtung and Inayatullah argue that the real use of macrohistory is to not only find meaning in the past so as to create new possibilities of meaning for the future, but to reduce suffering – macrohistory is essentially about understanding and changing the human condition.

Johan Galtung, Sohail Inayatullah, and the other authors of Macrohistory and Macrohistorians demonstrate yet again that each generation may give new perspectives to ideas that we thought we understood. Praeger- History – pages. Drawing on the writings of macro or big-picture histories, it offers fascinating insights about various civilizational traditions and theorizing about social change processes.

Most of them are versed in classical xnd, in philosophy and law, or in social And to make Sima Qian the originator of the cyclical theory of history is to overlook the fact that the linear presentation found in earlier Chinese classics had been decisively challenged already before Sima Qian in the mqcrohistory of Dong Zhongshu Tang Zhong-Shu, p.

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March External links: Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Examples of macro-historical analysis include Oswald Spengler ‘s assertion that the lifespan of civilizations is limited and ultimately they decay, and Arnold J.


Each of these contains a brief biographical sketch and an outline of the writer’s macrohistorical system. The book covers the vital perspective out of which the 21st century emerges, and in the cases of Sorokin, Toynbee, and Eisler, deals with theories directly bearing on the potential shape of the next thousand years.

Knowlton, Hillsdale Academy, review histofians History Winter 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.

Appendices contain a brief summary chart and visual models of each of the systems.

Macrohistory and Macrohistorians is a rich exploration of patterns in history through the works of twenty macrohistorians hjstorians a variety of cultures and eras. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Edited by Johan Galtung and Sohail Inayatullah. Along with sociological comparisons, synergies between macrohistorians, the relationship between biography and macrohistory as well as insights macrohistorians can offer to world history and the future are offered. Search Engine Optimization by A1-Optimization. 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.

He is the author or editor of more than 71 books.

Johan Galtung + Sohail Inayatulluh (editors)

A complete macrohistory theorizes and describes why and how collectivities move through space and time. Obviously it is impossible to do justice to complex thinkers in five or six pages, and the accounts do sometimes seem to reduce their systems to cliches. This is a book that belongs in the library of every scholar.

He considers ten themes across the twenty macrohistorians and their systems: Macro-historical studies often “assume that macro-historical processes anx themselves in explainable and understandable ways”.