What can be understood, what can be compared, and what counts as context? Studying lawmaking in world history
Publication year: 2016
In: Arne Jarrick, Janken Myrdal, Maria Wallenberg-Bondesson (eds.). Methods in world history. A critical approach. Lund: Nordic Academic Press.
Methods in World History is the first international volume that systematically addresses a number of methodological problems specific to the field of world history. Prompted by a lack of applicable works, the authors advocate a considerable sharpening of the tools used within the field of study. Theories constructed on poor foundations run an obvious risk of reinforcing flawed assumptions, and of propping up other, more ideological, constructions. The dedicated critical approach outlined in this volume helps to mitigate such risks.