Publication: Navigating the Currents of History

Publication: Navigating the Currents of History

By Mark Ciotola

Date: March 29, 2018

This piece is part of a forum on Organizing World History in World History Connected organized by Rick Szostak of the University of Alberta.

Column chart of China dynasties versus time, with a slight downward trend

Duration of Chinese dynasties versus time

“Navigating the Currents of History” (World History Connected, University of Illinois Press, February 2018) represents an attempt to create a generic, but unified conceptual language to describe a broad range of phenomena, ranging from history to the geosciences. The goal such an effort is to make it easier to compare diverse phenomena to recognize similarities and also to develop a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles that unify these diverse areas.

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