Environmental History and World History

Environmental History and World History

Bao Maohong
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This paper deals with three major aspects of world environmental historiography. Firstly, based on a bird’s-eye view of the world environmental historiography, the ‘received wisdoms’ were deconstructed. Secondly, observing from three schools of world history incorporated with the new thinking of the environmental history, four main contributions of environmental history to the world historiography were figured out. Thirdly, this paper predicts that the future of environmental history depends on the balance of five pairs of relations that regulate the nature and the path of the environmental history.
Bao Maohong
Professor of Environmental History,
History Department, Peking University, China
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Environmental History, world history, received wisdom, new thinking, balance of relations
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Bао Maohong Environmental History and World History. Historia provinciae – the journal of regional history, 2018, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 6–17. DOI: 10.23859/2587-8352-2018-2-1-1

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