macrohistory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

macro- +‎ history

Noun[edit]

macrohistory (countable and uncountable, plural macrohistories)

  1. A form of large-scale history dealing with large groups of cultures over very long time periods.
    • 2008 March 16, Alexander Star, “I Feel Good”, in New York Times[1]:
      These days, it’s chiefly nonhistorians like Jared Diamond and Tim Flannery who seek to trace the long arc of the species and write macrohistory in a scientific key.

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