All of these contentions make sense, given the definitions of terms and the frames of reference of each writer. They do not necessarily conflict, and they all make their contribution to our understanding of the dimensions of world and global history. But from my own perspective, there is no hard and fast distinction between world and global history. I accept the evidence o...
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 W. Warren Wagar, The Next Three Futures: Paradigms of Things To Come (New York:
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 Clive Ponting, A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of
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 Wagar, The Next Three Futures, pp. 40-44.
 Andre Gunder Frank, ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age (Berkeley: University
of California Press, 1998).
 William H. McNeill, Plagues and Peoples (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1976), pp. 80-
 Ibid., p. 6.
 Benjamin R. Barber, Jihad vs. McWorld (New York: Times Books, 1995).
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