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In recent years, the conspicuous advance of globalization has inspired many historians to rethink the past in cross-national and comparative terms. Frustration with the limits of traditional, national approaches to history has spawned interesting comparative work in such fields as women's history, labor history, economic history, and imperial history. Although legal history tends to be somewhat parochial by tradition, it, too, has taken a cross-national and comparative turn.

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Thomas Bender , ed., Rethinking American History in a Global Age (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002)

Susan R. Grayzel , “Fighting for their Rights: A Comparative Perspective on Twentieth-Century Women's Movements in Australia, Great Britain, and the United States,” Journal of Women's History 11 (1999): 210–18

Mother India/Mother Ireland: Comparative Gendered Dialogues of Colonialism and Nationalism in the Early 20th Century,” Women's Studies International Forum 25 (2002): 301–13

James Bennett , “Reflections on Writing Comparative and Transnational Labour History,” History Compass 7 (2009): 376–94

Daniel Little , “Eurasian Historical Comparisons: Conceptual Issues in Comparative Historical Inquiry,” Social Science History 32 (2008): 235–61

R. Bin Wong , “Early Modern Economic History in the Long Run,” Science & Society 68 (2004): 8089

Matthew S. Seligmann , “German and British Imperialism in Comparative Perspective,” German History 20 (2002): 225–28

Benno Gammerl , “Subjects, Citizens and Others: The Handling of Ethnic Differences in the British and the Habsburg Empires,” European Review of History 16 (2009): 523–49

Charles S. Maier , Among Empires: American Ascendancy and Its Predecessors (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006)

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Law and History Review
  • ISSN: 0738-2480
  • EISSN: 1939-9022
  • URL: /core/journals/law-and-history-review
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