Journal of World History, vol. 28, no. 1 (2017)

The March issue of  Journal of World History volume 28 number 1 features the following articles and a special forum by world history scholars:


  • The Global Renaissance
    by Peter Burke, Luke Clossey, and Felipe Fernández-Armesto
  • The Jesuit Heresiological Discourse as an Enlightenment Project in Early Modern China
    by Qiong Zhang
  • Japanese Colonialism in Comparative Perspective
    by Anne Booth and Kent Deng

Special Forum: Commodity and the Global History of Capitalism: A discussion about Sven Beckert’s Empire of Cotton

  • Editor’s Introduction
    by Eric Vanhaute
  • Cotton and the Global Origins of Capitalism
    by Sven Beckert
  • Empire of Cotton and the Global Countryside
    by Ulbe Bosma
  • Cotton, Capitalism, and Coercion: Some Comments on Sven Beckert’s Empire of Cotton
    by Peer Vries

Book Reviews

  • Jonathan Daly. Historians Debate the Rise of the West
    reviewed by Eric Mielants
  • Elizabeth Buettner. Europe After Empire: Decolonization, Society, and Culture
    reviewed by Jordanna Bailkin
  • Despina Stratigakos, Hitler at Home; and Andrew Wackerfuss. Stormtrooper Families: Homosexuality and Community in the Early Nazi Movement
    reviewed by Alan Rosenfeld
  • Plus more reviews

Find the full text of the issue at Project MUSE

About the Journal

The Journal of World History publishes research into historical questions requiring the investigation of evidence on a global, comparative, cross-cultural, or transnational scale. It is devoted to the study of phenomena that transcend the boundaries of single states, regions, or cultures, such as large-scale population movements, long-distance trade, cross-cultural technology transfers, and the transnational spread of ideas.


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