Luke Clossey

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Page Range

pp. 693–700


  • English

Print Length

8 pages

22. Afterword

History Between the Kens

  • Luke Clossey (author)
This final chapter reflects on the two kens' implications for writing history. In both training and instincts, professional historians today tend to rely entirely on the plain ken. Could we use the deep ken to write history? Should we? Ideally both kens can coexist, and each find value and beauty in the other.


Luke Clossey

Associate Professor of Global History at Simon Fraser University

Luke Clossey is an associate professor of global history at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. His first book, Salvation and Globalization in the Early Jesuit Missions (Cambridge UP, 2008), won the Canadian Historical Association's Ferguson Prize for best work of non-Canadian history; a chapter from it won a paper prize from the World History Association. His writings on global religion, the history of ideas, and history methodology have appeared in the Journal of World History, the Journal of Global History, the Journal of Early Modern History, the Sixteenth Century Journal, Global History Review 全球史评 论 , History Compass, the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Literature, and The Cambridge World History.