a) what hegemony actually meant in practice and how European historiography was organized at the time
b) whether these two national schools exhibit between them greater difference (as is often claimed) or similarity
c) how political and military involvement during the war influenced the work of historians
d) what happened after the war to German world history and those it influenced
e) what role did the massive state support of area studies play in the conceptualization of world history
f) how did the national schools compare in their relation to anthropology and geography
g) whether there is a legacy from these earlier efforts to the discussion of global history today
The paper is based both on archival work and a collaborative effort to write a history of European world and transnational histories.