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Title Perspectives on comparative and transnational history in East Central Europe and beyond : a reader. Volume one, Rise of comparative history / edited by Balázs Trencsényi, Constantin Iordachi, Péter Apor
Published Budapest : Central European University Press, [2021]
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Summary "This book-the first of a three-volume overview of comparative and transnational historiography in Europe-focuses on the complex engagement of various comparative methodological approaches with different transnational and supranational frameworks. It considers scales from universal history to meso-regional (i.e. Balkans, Central Europe, etc.) perspectives. In the form of a reader, it displays 18 historical studies written between 1900 and 1943. The collection starts with the French and German methodological discussions around the turn of the twentieth century, stemming from the effort to integrate history with other emerging social sciences on a comparative methodological basis. The volume then turns to the question of structural and institutional comparisons, revisiting various historiographical ventures that tried to sketch out a broader (regional or European-level) interpretative framework to assess the legal systems, patterns of agrarian production, and the common ethnographic and sociocultural features. In the third part, a number of texts are presented, which put forward a supranational research framework as an antidote to national exclusivism. While in Western Europe the most obvious such framework was pan-European, in East Central Europe the agenda of comparison was linked usually to a meso-regional framework. The studies are accompanied by short contextual introductions including biographical information on the respective authors"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject History -- Comparative method
History -- Methodology.
Transnationalism -- Historiography
History -- Comparative method.
History -- Methodology.
Balkan Peninsula -- Historiography
Europe, Central -- Historiography
Europe, Eastern -- Historiography
Balkan Peninsula.
Central Europe.
Eastern Europe.
Form Electronic book
Author Apor, Péter, editor.
Iordachi, Constantin, editor.
Trencsényi, Balázs, 1973- editor.
ISBN 9633863619
Other Titles Rise of comparative history