Other schools of world history

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On the Dissociation of Worldview Studies From World Systems Studies
By David Richardson, 1 December 1997. Presumes a dichotomy between a “world systems” approach, defined as explanation based on a systemic interaction of a multiplicity of material factors, and the worldview method that privileges the set of subliminal mental intuitions of an elite as causative agent. Argues that worldviews have real material power. The Graeco-Roman worldview was displaced by the Magian and Faustian worldviews as prime movers in their respective spheres.
The Indian Perspective
Reply to the PhilOfHi list by Nanda Chandran, 17 February 1998. Offers some idea on the Indian (Bharathiya) perspective towards World History. The philosophy of the six orthodox schools of Indian philosophy and the other assorted hetrodox schools transcend space and time, and that was the reason, since the ancient days that the recording of history was not given much importance.
World History from the Periphery
By Fernando Rosa Ribeiro, 29 August 2003. Comments on his experience treaching in a Brazilian “periphery”, a term to which he raises objection as a denigration of the validity of non-metropolitan intellectual centers. The discipline of world history might not make much sense in a situation in which one does not share in global power.
Non-eurocentric history
By Haines Brown, contribution to a dialog, 12 September 2003. Why is the history taught in K-12 grades so parochial and stultifying?
Mind over matter
By Louis Werner, Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 1–7 July 2004. In Abu Ghraib, racism trussed up as scholarship spelled torture. Jewish historian Raphael Patai's book The Arab Mind, a sex-obsessed cultural stereotyping of the Arabs, is considered a must-read by Washington neo-conservatives.