Summary: Jerry H. Bentley is professor of history at the University of Hawai`i and editor of theJournal of World History. His research on the religious, moral, and political writings of Renaissance humanists led to the publication ofHumanists and Holy Writ: New Testament Scholarship in the Renaissance(Princeton, 1983) andPolitics and Culture in Renaissance Naples(Princeton, 1987). More recently, his research has concentrated on global history and particularly on processes of cross-cultural in ...show moreteraction. His bookOld World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre-Modern Times(New York, 1993) examines processes of cultural exchange and religious conversion before the modern era, and his pamphletShapes of World History in Twentieth-Century Scholarship(Washington, D.C., 1996) discusses the historiography of world history. His current interests include processes of cross-cultural interaction and cultural exchanges in modern times. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 4TH 08
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