This article is a survey of major trends of historical thought and writing since 1970 from a global perspective. The 1970s marked a turning away from analytical social science-oriented historical studies to interpretative cultural approaches. They also saw the inclusion of women, ethnic minorities, and formerly colonial peoples into historical accounts. The end of the Cold War marked a further reorientation in the 1990s and since. For the most part, the focus on culture and on previously neglected segments of the population continued but there was an increased turn away from Eurocentrism to global perspectives in historical writing.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Mar 26 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences(all)