Looking East: T’ang China c. 600-c. 900

The increased interest in world and global history means it is a good time to start thinking about how to compare the Merovingian and Carolingian worlds to cultures to the East. And by ‘the East’, I don’t just mean Byzantium and the Arab world. What do we do if we want to look further afield?… Continue reading Looking East: T’ang China c. 600-c. 900

The Challenge of World History

"It would not be difficult to argue that we should be better off if we could scrap our histories of Europe and free our minds from their myopic concentration on the West… The questions we have to ask have changed." So wrote Geoffrey Barraclough in the TLS in 1956 in a statement which seems as… Continue reading The Challenge of World History