History of International Relations: A Non-European Perspective - cover image

Copyright

Erik Ringmar

Published On

2019-07-31

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-022-2
Hardback978-1-78374-023-9
PDF978-1-78374-024-6
HTML978-1-80064-498-4
XML978-1-78374-778-8
EPUB978-1-78374-025-3
MOBI978-1-78374-026-0

Language

  • English

Print Length

216 pages (x+206)

Dimensions

Paperback203 x 15 x 254 mm(8" x 0.59" x 10")
Hardback203 x 19 x 254 mm(8" x 0.75" x 10")

Weight

Paperback1305g (46.03oz)
Hardback1842g (64.97oz)

Media

Illustrations9
Tables14

OCLC Number

1135530383

LCCN

2019452864

BIC

  • H
  • HB

BISAC

  • EDU016000
  • HIS000000
  • HIS037000
  • HIS054000
  • HIS039000

LCC

  • JZ1305

Keywords

  • international relations
  • non-European perspective
  • International Relations courses
  • East Asia
  • pre-Columbian Central and South America
  • Africa
  • Polynesia
  • Mongols in Central Asia
  • Arabs in the Mediterranean
  • the Indian Ocean
  • Indic and Sinic societies in South East Asia
  • the Europeans
  • colonial expansion
  • decolonization
  • neo-colonialism
  • globalization
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History of International Relations

A Non-European Perspective

Existing textbooks on international relations treat history in a cursory fashion and perpetuate a Euro-centric perspective. This textbook pioneers a new approach by historicizing the material traditionally taught in International Relations courses, and by explicitly focusing on non-European cases, debates and issues.

The volume is divided into three parts. The first part focuses on the international systems that traditionally existed in Europe, East Asia, pre-Columbian Central and South America, Africa and Polynesia. The second part discusses the ways in which these international systems were brought into contact with each other through the agency of Mongols in Central Asia, Arabs in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean, Indic and Sinic societies in South East Asia, and the Europeans through their travels and colonial expansion. The concluding section concerns contemporary issues: the processes of decolonization, neo-colonialism and globalization – and their consequences on contemporary society.

History of International Relations provides a unique textbook for undergraduate and graduate students of international relations, and anybody interested in international relations theory, history, and contemporary politics.

Reviews

The book is a rich mine of historical narratives that give an interesting, objective and enlightening account of crucial stages of the world history. Without its comprehensive study, one cannot better understand the complexity of today’s world. It is a must read for graduate students, faculty and researchers. The book is highly recommended for all those who are keen enough to have an access to the world history through objective lenses.

B.M. Jain, Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Asian Affairs

"Book Reviews: Erik Ringmar, History of International Relations: A Non-European Perspective". Indian Journal of Asian Affairs (0970-6402), vol. 33, no. 1/2, 2020.

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Additional Resources

[website]Erik Rigmar's research blog

Check the progress of the book and Erik Rigmar's research blog, where the author posts additional material and updates on the textbook project

Contents

1. Introduction

(pp. 1–11)
  • Erik Ringmar
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0074.01

2. China and East Asia

(pp. 12–43)
  • Erik Ringmar
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0074.02

3. India and Indianization

(pp. 44–71)
  • Erik Ringmar
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0074.03

4. The Muslim Caliphates

(pp. 72–99)
  • Erik Ringmar
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0074.04

5. The Mongol Khanates

(pp. 100–125)
  • Erik Ringmar
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0074.05

6. Africa

(pp. 126–149)
  • Erik Ringmar
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0074.06

7. The Americas

(pp. 150–177)
  • Erik Ringmar
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0074.07

8. European Expansion

(pp. 178–203)
  • Erik Ringmar
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0074.08

Contributors

Erik Ringmar

(author)
Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Ibn Haldun University