How do you study Global History? Comparisons, connections, entanglements and Eurocentrism (via Global History @ LSE)

How do we learn the past? We learn the past by being taught it by someone else, whether orally or by reading. History is also invented by peoples, tribes, religions who need a common past as a means to define and establish themselves. They need a common (sometimes mythical) common origin to give the group a common destiny. This is done through a process of othering. We can only know something we don't know through comparison with something we do … Read More

via Global History @ LSE