Macrohistory seeks out large, long-term trends in world history, searching for ultimate patterns The Battle of Ain Jalut is considered by many historians to be of great macro-historical importance, as it marked the high water point of Mongol . Galtung BIOGRAPHY & MACRO-HISTORY is acquired, presumably . There can be little doubt that macro-historians, belonging to the foremost thinkers of. Macrohistory and Macrohistorians is an attempt by the editors, Johan. Galtung and Sohail Inayatullah, to define an academic discipline out of the enduring.

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I was awed by Inayatullah and Galtung’s extraordinary job in capturing a panoramic sweep of history. After the introduction about macrohistory the book has a long chapter presenting twenty macrohistorians and ends with four essays by the editors on macrohistorians compared, on macrohistorians combined, on macrohistory as metaphor for personal microhistory, and, finally, on world macrohistory.

The result is a volume that covers–and carves out–a lot of ground, but in doing so also presupposes and imposes limitations on established academic disciplines that their practitioners may not agree to.


World history History stubs. Sohail Inayatullah and Johan Galtung have done us a great service that they have produced a book, which summarizes knowledge of some of the most important ideas of the world’s greatest thinkers in one volume.

Sima Qian is, like Augustine, viewed rather as a representative of a tradition. September Learn how and when to remove this template message. This history article is a stub.


Journal of World History macrohistoory Macrohistory is defined as diachronic and nomothetic–as opposed to synchronic and ideographic. Galtung and Inayatullah argue that the real use of macrohistory is to not only find meaning in the past so as to create new possibilities of meaning for the future, but to reduce macrohustory – macrohistory is essentially about understanding and changing the human condition.

Most maco them are versed in classical studies, in philosophy and law, or in social Each of these contains a brief biographical sketch and an outline of the writer’s macrohistorical system. This is a book that belongs in the library of every scholar. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: A Handbook of Social Analysis. As a teacher historiaans student of world history, I find Macrohistory and Macrohistorians a useful and stimulating discussion of many of its classic paradigms from antiquity to the present day.

Sign up for our Free newsletter Subscribe Un-Subscribe. It invites dialogue on our ways of knowing about social historins, historical dynamics and violent and non-violent futures. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat Through an analysis of the theories of macrohistory of such luminaries as Ssu-Ma Ch’ien, St.

It brings a cross-cultural and transhistorical perspective to the study of social change and will be of considerable interest to historians and sociologists as well as students of philosophy, historiography, and political science.

It has broadened my understanding of macrohistory, history, and especially of knowledge and theory-building. Macrohistorians search for patterns or “laws” and the causes of change through time, and they do not respect borders in time, including the line for “now.


This book will be of interest to historians, sociologists, political scientists, cultural theorists and futurists – to all those concerned with the grand schemes of historical social change from Western and Non-Western perspectives. Macrohistory seeks out large, long-term trends in world historysearching for ultimate patterns through a comparison of proximate details.

He finished his work around b. This article needs additional citations for verification. The book is particularly valuable for the way it synthesises the contributions of each and includes interpretative chapters that explore their significance.


Obviously it is impossible to mcrohistory justice to complex thinkers in five or six pages, and the accounts do sometimes seem to reduce their systems to cliches. If the book is ignored it will be unfortunate for us. To proceed further along this path, without engagement with the complexities of history and the hard problems of sociology, is unlikely to be productive. Macro-historical studies often “assume that andd processes repeat themselves in explainable and understandable ways”.

Perspectives on Individual, Social and Civilizational Change. I was especially struck by the elegant simplicity of the graphic depictions by Daniela Rocco Minerbi. Toynbee ‘s historical synthesis in explaining the rise and fall of civilizations.