World historians and their goals : twentieth century answers to modernism /

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Author / Creator:Costello, Paul
Imprint:DeKalb [Ill.] : Northern Illinois University Press, 1993.
Description:x, 315 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject:Historiography -- History -- 20th century
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-295) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. World History in the West: An Interrupted Dialogue with Providence
  • 2. Evolutionary Ethics and the Rise of the World State: The Universal History of H. G. Wells
  • 3. The Problem of Oswald Spengler
  • 4. The Religious Premises and Goals of Arnold Toynbee's World History
  • 5. The Imperatives of Supersystem Transitions: Pitirim Sorokin's Metahistory
  • 6. Christopher Dawson: The Tension between History and Its End
  • 7. Lewis Mumford: The Generalist as Metahistorian
  • 8. William H. McNeill's Ecological Mythistory: Toward an Ambiguous Future
  • 9. World History and Eschatology: The Goals of the Metahistorians.