John R. Lampe, University of Maryland, College Park

“This volume’s introduction is a masterful history of comparative history that should be required reading on the subject. Selected readings are in three sections. The first introduces the reader to the canonical West European scholars and works before and after the First World War. The other two introduce their East Central European contemporaries. Focusing on their divided region, their discipline paid greater attention to comparative history. Their debates on institutional structure reveal a growing distinction between Eastern and Western Europe replacing the earlier North-South division. Then we see interwar scholars already searching for a transnational framework to overcome the divisive national narratives stirred again by the wars of Yugoslavia’s dissolution.”
Reviewed book: 
book cover of The Rise of Comparative History
Editor: 
Balázs Trencsényi
Constantin Iordachi
Péter Apor
ISBN: 
978-963-386-361-9
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$125.00 / €105.00 / £89.00