One of the most significant recent phenomena in the study of history has been the growing number of meetings, publications and research projects that adopt a transnational perspective, with a stress on cross-national themes and developments.
The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History is written by over 350 scholars from 25 countries and numerous subject disciplines who share the belief that modern world history must be understood, not simply as a sum of national histories or a chronicle of inter-state affairs, but also as a story of transnational connections and circulations, by people, goods, capital, ideas and tastes that are not always confined to any particular country or region of the world, nor are identifiable with states or governments. Such familiar items as taxation, the Cold War or the European Union take on fresh significance when they are viewed in the framework, not of international affairs but of transnational relations and interactions.
This unique volume provides scholars and students with an easy-to-use reference tool of over 400 provocative and informative entries to further their understanding of modern world history. It includes two easy-to-use indexes allowing the reader to search by subject and name, plus a graphic diagram which will aid the reader in exploring the themes and territories examined within the Dictionary.
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