Welcome to The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History. This important new reference work, edited by Pierre-Yves Saunier and Akira Iriye, is publishing in February 2009.
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.
Explore this website to find out more about the Dictionary, meet the editorial team and read sample entries.
Visit the Discussion Area
to read three articles dedicated to initiatives in transnational history: learning and research communities, with contributions by: Wendy Bracewell and Axel Körner (both at University College London, UK), Lasse Heerten, (University of Oxford, UK) and Nora Lafi and Ulrike Freitag
(Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Germany), three articles on the relationship between national exceptionalism and the transnational perspective written by Jie-Hyun Lim (Hanyang University, South Korea), Caleb McDaniel (Rice University, United States of America) and Maria Sophia Quine (University of East Anglia, UK) and four articles under the heading ‘Angles on the Transnational Perspective’ which include contributions by Shigeru Akita (Osaka University, Japan), Isabella Lö
hr (University of Heidelberg, Germany), Kiran Klaus Patel (European University Institute, Italy) and Dominic Sachsenmaier (Duke University, USA). Our fourth forum is entitled ‘The Nation and What Else’ and features articles by Selçuk Esenbel (Boğazici University, Turkey), Matt K Matsuda (Rutgers University, USA) and Judith Scheele (Oxford University, UK).
The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History was launched in January 2009 at the American Historical Association (AHA) conference. For more information click here.
To order a copy of the Dictionary, please click here.
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