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By Maura O'Connor, Deborah Cohen

Historians at the present time wish to hold forth the virtues of comparability and cross-national paintings. within the final decade, cross-national histories have prospered, yielding vital paintings within the matters as various because the transatlantic exchange in slaves and the cultures of megastar. meanwhile, comparative background has additionally loved a renaissance, yet what's mostly lacking within the rush past the kingdom is any experience of ways to take on this research.This quantity brings jointly students who've labored both cross-nationally or relatively to mirror upon their very own examine. In essays that interact useful, methodological, and theoretical questions, those members determine the gains--but additionally the stumbling blocks and perils--of study that traverses nationwide barriers. Drawn from the subject-areas that experience attracted the main comparative and cross-national awareness: battle, welfare, exertions, state, immigration, and gender. Taken jointly, those essays give you the first severe research of the cross-national flip in ecu historical past.

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C) But even given a solution to the problem of apples and oranges, the question of appropriate cases for comparison remains. For instance, should we contrast the German bourgeoisie of the nineteenth century with a Western European or an Eastern European case? 5 Our own presumptions, experiences, and values will often play a role in the choice of a case. This cannot always be avoided, nor perhaps should it be avoided. But reflection upon this point is crucial. (d) Often a diachronic comparison is necessary.

One such mini-conclusion deals with why revolts in Russia tended to be large-scale violent uprisings (huge units, absentee landlords, majority of the population serfs, largely autonomous daily serf life) while in the United States they were smaller (the opposite of the factors mentioned in the other case). This allows Kolchin to dispute accounts of the relative paucity of slave revolts in the United States that rely on factors like an alleged Sambo mentality among slaves that encouraged docility.

Riley, The Eighteenth-Century Campaign to Avoid Disease (New York, 1987); Richard Harrison Shryock, The Development of Modern Medicine (New York, 1947). A study with similar advantages and accomplishments: Elliott A. Krause, Death of the Guilds: Professions, States, and the Advance of Capitalism, 1930 to the Present (New Haven, 1996). 24. , Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy (Boston, 1966); Thomas Ertman, Birth of the Leviathan: Building States and Regimes in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Cambridge, 1997); Louis Hartz, The Founding of New Societies (New York, 1964); Charles S.

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