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Historians across Borders: Writing American History in a Global Age

Nicolas Barreyre, Michael Heale, Stephen Tuck, and Cecile Vidal


The premise of this volume is that historians are conditioned not only by the time in which they write but also by the place from which they write, and it uses American history as written in Europe as a case study of the role of location in the writing of history. It seeks to throw light on the often-hidden institutional and cultural factors that shape the writing of history, and thus is not a state-of-the-field survey of European historiography, but an exploration carrying implications for the writing of history anywhere, including the writing of U.S. history in the United States. The book is ... More

Keywords: historiography, location, place, internationalization, comparative, foreign, outsider

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780520279278
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520279278.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicolas Barreyre, editor

Michael Heale, editor

Stephen Tuck, editor

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Part One Historiography

Chapter 1 Watersheds in Time and Place

Michael Heale, Sylvia Hilton, Halina Parafianowicz, Paul Schor, and Maurizio Vaudagna

Part Two Structures and Context

Chapter 2 Using the American Past for the Present

Tibor Frank, Martin Klimke, and Stephen Tuck

Chapter 3 Institutions, Careers, and the Many Paths of U.S. History in Europe

Max Edling, Vincent Michelot, Jörg Nagler, Sandra Scanlon, and Irmina Wawrzyczek

Chapter 4 Straddling Intellectual Worlds

Nicolas Barreyre, Manfred Berg, and Simon Middleton

Part Three Internationalization(s) of U.S. History

Chapter 5 Writing American History from Europe

Susanna Delfino and Marcus Gräser

Chapter 6 American Foreign Relations in European Perspectives

Hans Krabbendam, Pauline Peretz, Mario Del Pero, and Helle Porsdam

Part Four Perspectives from Elsewhere