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History and the Testimony of Language by Christopher Ehret (review)

History and the Testimony of Language by Christopher Ehret (review) journal of world history, september 2013 of Latin America in the author's scheme of things. The latter has a distinguished historiography in which the modernization theory of W. W. Rostow tangled with locally generated visions of development. In the 1970s and 1980s movements in many parts of the developing world, including Latin America, also contested the hegemonic claims of the discourse of development. This latter phase has been popularly christened as that of "post-development" by Arturo Escobar.1 This yetanother border-crossing historiography with countervailing trends may be counted as the only one that was left yearning for attention in otherwise comprehensive coverage. The book has to be generally commended for being a very up-todate reference across varied regional specializations. Regardless of their ambition to explain connections, influences, and transformations over large historical spaces, global theories are still rooted in the academic traditions emanating from separate and distinct regions. The book makes a stellar attempt in terms of engaging with such dispersed historiographies in the areas that it selects to review. prakash kumar Colorado State University History and the Testimony of Language. By christopher ehret. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. 288 pp. $65.00 (cloth); $29.95 (paper and e-book). If http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

History and the Testimony of Language by Christopher Ehret (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 24 (3)

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journal of world history, september 2013 of Latin America in the author's scheme of things. The latter has a distinguished historiography in which the modernization theory of W. W. Rostow tangled with locally generated visions of development. In the 1970s and 1980s movements in many parts of the developing world, including Latin America, also contested the hegemonic claims of the discourse of development. This latter phase has been popularly christened as that of "post-development" by Arturo Escobar.1 This yetanother border-crossing historiography with countervailing trends may be counted as the only one that was left yearning for attention in otherwise comprehensive coverage. The book has to be generally commended for being a very up-todate reference across varied regional specializations. Regardless of their ambition to explain connections, influences, and transformations over large historical spaces, global theories are still rooted in the academic traditions emanating from separate and distinct regions. The book makes a stellar attempt in terms of engaging with such dispersed historiographies in the areas that it selects to review. prakash kumar Colorado State University History and the Testimony of Language. By christopher ehret. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. 288 pp. $65.00 (cloth); $29.95 (paper and e-book). If

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