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Tag Archives: World History

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  • 15
    Apr

    2021

    India and the World

    How to view the history of India in a global perspective ? One answer is to frame it within a project of ‘provincialisation’ of Europe as advocated by Dipesh Chakrabarty. But there is an alternative...

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  • 12
    Nov

    2019

    Financing Colonial Rule in Asia and Africa

    No state can do without taxation. States need to pay for bureaucrats, soldiers, policemen, infrastructure, and the more ambitious ones also pay for schools, hospitals and social security programs. Fiscal...

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  • 4
    Jan

    2019

    Indigenous Peoples and the Second World War

    While accessing oral histories and autobiographical writings about Indigenous participation in the Second World War, I had a strange epiphany: very few firsthand accounts ever explicitly explained why...

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  • 22
    Mar

    2010

    From the Editors of Questioning Collapse:...

    A few weeks ago, Jared Diamond, author of Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, wrote a (rather negative) book review of Questioning Collapse: Human Resilience, Ecological Vulnerability, and...

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  • 8
    Mar

    2010

    Puttin’ the Objective in Objectivity

    Jared Diamond, author of Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, wrote a (rather negative) book review of Questioning Collapse: Human Resilience, Ecological Vulnerability, and the Aftermath...

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