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2020

What is big history?

Christian, D., 2020, The Routledge companion to big history. Benjamin, C., Quaedackers, E. & Baker, D. (eds.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 16-34 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2019

The Anthropocene Epoch: the background to two transformative centuries

Christian, D., 2019, The Oxford illustrated history of the world. Fernández-Armesto, F. (ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 339-373 35 p.

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2018

Big History meets Minimal English

Christian, D., 2018, Minimal English for a global world: improved communication using fewer words. Goddard, C. (ed.). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 201-224 24 p.

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The Noösphere

Christian, D., 16 Jan 2018, This idea is brilliant: lost, overlooked, and underappreciated scientific concepts everyone should know. Brockman, J. (ed.). New York: Harper Perennial, p. 36-39 4 p.

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2017

A single historical continuum

Christian, D., 2017, History, Big History, and Metahistory. Krakauer, D. C., Gaddis, J. L. & Pomeranz, K. (eds.). Santa Fe, New Mexico: Santa Fe Press, p. 10-37 28 p.

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"Complexity, energy and information in Big History and human history"

Christian, D., Dec 2017, 21st-Century narratives of world history: global and multidisciplinary perspectives. Weller, R. C. (ed.). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 111-142 32 p.

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2016

From mapping to meaning

Christian, D., 2016, Creation stories in dialogue: the Bible, science, and folk traditions : Radboud prestige lectures in New Testament by R. Alan Culpepper. Culpepper, R. A. & van der Watt, J. G. (eds.). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, p. 35-47 13 p. (Biblical interpretation series; vol. 139).

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2015

History and time

Christian, D., 2015, Our place in the universe: an introduction to Big History. Rodrigue, B., Grinin, L. & Korotayev, A. (eds.). Delhi: Primus Books, p. 54-71 18 p. (From Big Bang to galactic civilizations : a Big History anthology; vol. 1).

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Introduction and overview

Christian, D., 1 Jan 2015, The Cambridge World History : Volume I : Introducing World History, to 10,000 BCE. Christian, D. (ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, Vol. 1. p. 1-38 38 p.

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Is anyone in charge of this thing?

Christian, D., 2015, What to think about machines that think: today's leading thinkers on the age of machine intelligence. Brockman, J. (ed.). New York: Harper Perennial, p. 37-39 3 p.

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Swimming upstream: Universal Darwinism and human history

Christian, D., 2015, Globalistics and globalization studies: big history and global history. Grinin, L. E., Ilyin, I. V., Hermann, P. & Korotayev, A. V. (eds.). Volgograd: Uchitel Publishing House, p. 138-154 17 p.

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The evolution of big history: a short introduction

Christian, D., 2015, Globalistics and globalization studies: big history and global history. Grinin, L. E., Ilyin, I. V., Hermann, P. & Korotayev, A. V. (eds.). Volgograd: Uchitel Publishing House, p. 258-262 5 p.

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2014

Big history

Christian, D., 2014, Architects of world history: researching the global past. Curtis, K. R. & Bentley, J. (eds.). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley, p. 190-214 25 p.

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Swimming upstream: universal Darwinism and human history

Christian, D., 2014, Teaching and researching big history: exploring a new scholarly field. Grinin, L., Baker, D., Quaedackers, E. & Korotayev, A. (eds.). Volgograd, Russia: Uchitel Publishing House, p. 19-40 22 p.

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What is a good life?

Christian, D., 2014, What should we be worried about?: real scenarios that keep scientists up at night. Brockman, J. (ed.). New York: Harper Perennial, p. 107-109 3 p.

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2013

Crafting a new narrative to support sustainability

Collins, D. E., Genet, R. M. & Christian, D., 2013, State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?. The Worldwatch Institute (ed.). Washington: Island Press-Center for Resource Economics , p. 218-224 7 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Emergence

Christian, D., 2013, This explains everything: deep, beautiful, and elegant theories of how the world works. New York: Harper Perennial, p. 174-177 4 p.

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The Green Serpent: Vodka, Marx and primitive accumulation

Christian, D., 2013, Eat History: food and drink in history in Australia and beyond. Eriksson, S., Hastie, M. & Roberts, T. (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 143-161 19 p.

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普世史的回归

Translated title of the contribution: The return of universal historyChristian, D., 2013, 全球史评论. Yue, S. (ed.). Capital Normal University Press, Vol. 6. p. 3-30 28 p.

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2011

Creation myths

Christian, D., 2011, Big history. Christian, D., McNeill, W. H., Bentley, J. H., Croizier, R. C., McNeill, J. R., Roupp, H., Zinser, J. P. & Bowden, B. (eds.). Great Barrington, Mass.: Berkshire Publishing, p. 51-56 6 p.

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Population growth

Christian, D., 2011, Big history. Christian, D., McNeill, W. H., Bentley, J. H., Croizier, R. C., McNeill, J. R., Roupp, H., Zinser, J. P. & Bowden, B. (eds.). Great Barrington, Mass.: Berkshire Publishing, p. 132-136 5 p.

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Universe, origins of

Christian, D., 2011, Big history. Christian, D., McNeill, W. H., Bentley, J. H., Croizier, R. C., McNeill, J. R., Roupp, H., Zinser, J. P. & Bowden, B. (eds.). Great Barrington, Mass.: Berkshire Publishing, p. 146-161 16 p.

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World Environmental History

Christian, D., 11 Mar 2011, The Oxford Handbook of World History. Bentley, J. H. (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, p. 125-142 18 p.

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2010

Wei 'da lishi' bianhu

Translated title of the contribution: The Case for 'Big History'Christian, D., 2010, Quan qiu shi du ben. Beijing: Beijing University Press, p. 66-78 13 p.

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2009

History and science after the chronometric revolution

Christian, D., 2009, Cosmos & culture: cultural evolution in a cosmic context. Dick, S. J. & Lupisella, M. L. (eds.). Washington, D.C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of External Relations, History Division, p. 441-462 22 p. (NASA SP; vol. 2009-4802).

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Progress: directionality or betterment?

Christian, D., 2009, Recent themes in the history of science and religion. Yerxa, D. A. (ed.). Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, p. 104-112 9 p. (Historians in conversation).

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The Evolutionary epic and the chronometric revolution

Christian, D., 2009, The Evolutionary epic: science's story and humanity's response. Genet, C., Genet, R., Swimme, B., Palmer, L. & Gibler, L. (eds.). Santa Margarita, CA: Collins Foundation Press, p. 91-99 9 p.

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2005

Scales

Christian, D., 2005, Palgrave advances in world histories. Hughes-Warrington, M. (ed.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 64-89

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2004

History and global identity

Christian, D., 2004, The Historians conscience: Australian historians on the ethics of history. Macintyre, S. (ed.). Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, p. 139-150

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2002

Maps of time: human history and terrestrial history

Christian, D., 2002, Symposium ter Gelegenheid van het 250-jarig Jubileum, Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen: Symposium in celebration of the 250th Jubilee of the Royal Holland Society for Arts and Sciences. Harlem: Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, p. 33-63 31 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Science in the mirror of "big history"

Christian, D., 2002, The Changing image of the sciences. Stamhuis, I. H., Koetsier, T., de Pater, C. & van Helden, A. (eds.). Dordrecht, The Netherlands ; Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 141-169 29 p.

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The Kaghanate of the Rus': non-Slavic sources of Russian statehood

Christian, D., 2002, Challenging traditional views of Russian history. Wheatcroft, S. G. (ed.). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 3-26 24 p. (Studies in Russian and East European history and society).

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1998

State Formation in the Inner Eurasian Steppes

Christian, D., 1998, Worlds of the Silk Roads: Ancient and Modern. Christian, D. & Benjamin, C. (eds.). Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, p. 51-76 25 p.

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1995

Adopting a global perspective

Christian, D., 1995, The Humanities and a creative nation: jubilee essays. Schreuder, D. M. (ed.). Canberra: The Australian Academy of the Humanities, p. 249-262 14 p.

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Marat Durdyiev and Turkmen nationalism

Christian, D., 1995, Nationalism and postcommunism: a collection of essays. Pavkovic, A., Koscharsky, H. & Czarnota, A. (eds.). Dartmouth, UK: Dartmouth Publishing Company, p. 57-81 25 p.

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1994

A neglected great reform: the abolition of tax farming in Russia

Christian, D., 1994, Russia's Great Reforms, 1855-1881. Eklof, B., Bushnell, J. & Zarakhova, L. (eds.). Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, p. 102-114 13 p.

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1992

Забытая реформа: отмена винных откупов в России

Translated title of the contribution: A neglected great reform: the abolition of tax farming in RussiaChristian, D., 1992, Великие реформы в России 1856-1874. Zakharova, L. & Bushnell, J. (eds.). Moscow: Moscow University Press, p. 126-139 14 p.

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1991

The Black and Gold Seals: popular protests against the liquor trade on the eve of emancipation

Christian, D., 1991, Peasant economy, culture and politics of European Russia, 1800-1917. Kingston-Mann, E. & Mixter, T. (eds.). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, p. 261-293 33 p.

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1985

Labour in a non-capitalist economy: the Soviet counter-example

Christian, D., 1985, Unemployment: are there lessons from history?. Roe, J. (ed.). Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, p. 85-104 20 p.

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