World Government and Empire: The International Historian as Theorist

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Title World Government and Empire: The International Historian as Theorist
Author Hall, Ian
Journal Name International Affairs
Editor Caroline Soper
Year Published 2006
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Abstract International history and International Relations have long been held separate, partly by misunderstanding and partly by mistrust. Three recent books, Marc Trachtenberg's Craft of international history, Paul Kennedy's The parliament of man and Niall Ferguson's The war of the world, suggest that the divide between history and theory is not as severe as it sometimes appears. This review article examines, through the histories of Kennedy and Ferguson, Trachtenberg's insistence that historians should be more attentive to the 'conceptual cores' of their work and that theorists should become better historians than they have been hitherto. It concludes by arguing that, in methodological terms at least, history and theory are not the distinct enterprises they are commonly taken to be.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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Volume 82
Issue Number 6
Page from 1155
Page to 1165
ISSN 0020-5850
Date Accessioned 2009-02-24
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject International Relations
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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