Architects of World History presents an invative collection of original essays by leading scholars associated with World History, exploring through intellectual autobiography the ideas, challenges, and inspirations that are shaping the field * Features original, accessible contributions from pioneering scholars in the field * Offers insights into the process of developing a workable world history research topic and the experience of professional life as a world historian. * Points to methodological challenges; the scholar s current research agenda in relation to the development of world history; and future directions anticipated for key areas within world history
Kenneth R. Curtis is Professor of History at California State University, Long Beach. His most recent publication, co-authored with Valerie Hansen, is the second edition of Voyages in World History (2013). The late Jerry H Bentley was Professor of History at the University of Hawaii and editor of the Journal of World History. He wrote written extensively on the cultural history of early modern Europe and on cross-cultural interactions in world history.