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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Appendices contain a brief summary chart and visual models of each of the systems. Galtung and Inayatullah assemble impressive analysis on the ideas and lives of 20 macrohistorians, with pictorial representation on how these worldviews of historical change differ The treatments are uneven and clearly reflect the biases of the contributors — and Eisler has written the entry on herself. I have learned to appreciate and now will include in the circle of greats, those Eastern thinkers whose works I regretfully neglected.

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Rent from DeepDyve Recommend. Johan GaltungSohail Inayatullah. Throughout, the authors maintain views that are both sensitive to the coming future and informed by an understanding of the worldwide unities of humankind.

He also incorporates perspectives and ideas from hisorians macrohistorians and historians, among them Fernand BraudelMichel Foucault, Ashis Nandy, and Immanuel Wallerstein. Macro-historical studies often “assume that macro-historical processes repeat themselves in explainable and understandable ways”.

As a “toolkit”, to be drawn on by historians for inspiration, Macrohistory and Macrohistorians may prove useful, but I fear its seductive simplification and abstraction may lead others astray. Along mafrohistory sociological comparisons, synergies between macrohistorians, the relationship between biography and macrohistory as well as insights macrohistorians can offer to world history and the future are offered.



Drawing on the writings of macro or big-picture histories, it offers fascinating insights about various civilizational traditions and theorizing about social change processes.

M acrohistory And M acrohistorians: Each of these contains a brief biographical sketch and an outline of the writer’s macrohistorical system. March External links: Presentations of macrohistorians focus on their personal biography, theory of knowledge, shape of history, stages of history, basic metaphors, causes and mechanisms of change, and visions of the future. A chapter by Galtung tries to combine the different macrohistorians, suggesting synergies between some of the possible pairings of ten out of the twenty covered.

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Johan Galtung + Sohail Inayatulluh (editors)

To proceed further along this path, without engagement with the complexities of history and the hard problems of sociology, is unlikely to be productive. An interview with introduction by Brian Snowdon”. This is a coherent and rare guide to big picture thinking and hence essential groundwork to underpin the long view ahead.

Johan Galtung, Sohail Inayatullah, and the other authors of Macrohistory and Macrohistorians demonstrate yet again that each generation may give new perspectives to ideas that we thought we understood. This work is truly an amazing tour de force. Richly eclectic, Macrohistory and Macrohistorians is an indispensable addition to the historical, sociological, peace and futures literature.

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Historians who are willing to consider the contributions of other disciplines to their own, or who might have an acquaintance with social theory in general and particular interest in macrohistory, should find this book a good one.

At this level, all trace of details is lost, most notably the extensive empirical historical or sociological grounding which is the saving grace of some of the macrohistorians, distinguishing Marx and Toynbee from Hegel and Teilhard de Chardin, for example.

For example, a macro-historical study might examine Japanese feudalism and European feudalism in order to decide whether feudal structures are an inevitable outcome given certain conditions. Macrohistory and Macrohistorians is a rich exploration of patterns in history through the works of twenty macrohistorians from a variety of cultures and eras.


Sima Qian is, like Augustine, viewed rather as a representative of a tradition. This is a book of spectacular scope, crossing historical eras, cultures and nations. Book titles OR Journal titles. They argue that a complete macrohistory is one that has linear, cyclical and transcendental dimensions.

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The diachronic and ideographic sciences are biography at the personal level, history at ,acrohistory social-systems level, and world-systems history at the world-systems level, with microhistory and genetic psychologymacrohistory, and world macrohistory as their nomothetic counterparts.

The Battle of Ain Jalut is considered by many historians to be of great macro-historical importance, [ maccro needed ] as it marked the high water point of Mongol conquests, and the first time they had ever been decisively defeated.

This dazzlingly original collaboration between two international authors focuses on 20 macrohistorians–that is to say, historians who have helped shape our entire way of conceiving ourselves–from Ssu-Ma Ch’ien and Ibn Khaldun to Oswald Spengler and Marx and Piritim Sorokin and Arnold Toynbee.

This is a book that belongs in the library of mscro scholar. It has broadened my understanding of macrohistory, history, and especially of knowledge and theory-building.

A complete macrohistory theorizes and describes why and how collectivities move through space and time. If the book is ignored it will be unfortunate for us. Retrieved from ” https: Perspectives on Individual, Social, and Civilizational Change.

A Handbook of Social Analysis.