Comparison and History: Europe in Cross-national Perspective

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M D Deborah Cohen, Deborah Cohen, Maura O'Connor
Psychology Press, 2004 - 207 pages
Historians today like to preach the virtues of comparison and cross-national work. In the last decade, cross-national histories have prospered, yielding important work in the subjects as diverse as the transatlantic trade in slaves and the cultures of cel
 

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Contents

Methods Aims Problems
23
Chapter3 Forms of Comparison
41
Buyer Beware
57
Gender and the Comparative
71
The Nation and the Comparative Imagination
103
Rethinking Comparisons
133
The Modernization of the European Periphery
145
Is There a PreHistory of Globalization?
165
Contributors
177
Index
199
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Deborah Cohen is an Associate Professor of History at Brown University. Maura O'Connor is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati.

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