Journal of World History, vol. 28, no. 2 (2017)

The March issue of  Journal of World History volume 28 number 2 features the following articles and a special forum by world history scholars:


  • Why Do Only Some Places Have History? Japan, the West, and the Geography of the Past
    By Julia Adeney Thomas
  • Cross-Cultural Friendship and Legal Pluralities in the Early Pacific Salt-Pork Trade
    By Alecia Pru Simmonds
  • We are Not Pirates: Portugal, China, and the Pirates of Coloane (Macao), 1910
    By Robert J. Antony

Book Reviews

  • Dominik Geppert, William Mulligan, and Andreas Rose,
    eds. The Wars Before the Great War: Conflict and International
    Politics Before the Outbreak of the First World War
    Reviewed by David Silbey
  • Richard Foltz. Iran in World History
    Reviewed by G. R. Garthwaite
  • Vanessa Ogle. The Global Transformation of Time, 1870–1950
    Reviewed by Avner Wishnitzer
  • 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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