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Editor's note.

We are excited to present in the Spring issue of the World History Bulletin a special section focusing on the theme of "Sovereignty and World History." The essays and contained in the section offer not only a compelling group of essays that probe the historical problem of sovereignty and the legal regimes that established its legitimacy, but also a fascinating entry from Professor Lauren Benton of NYU that explains how the topic enters the world history classroom. Together, these essays show how we can begin to develop new strategies of researching and teaching world history thorugh the lens of the law. This section of the Bulletin was guest-edited by H. Robert Baker of Georgia State University and Daniel S. Margolies of Virginia Wesleyan College. I deeply appreciate the thoughtfulness and rich variety of the section, and I thank Rob and Daniel--and the contributors--for their hard work.

As always, the Bulletin seeks to publish "short-form" essays on all aspects of historical scholarship including pedagogy, research, or theory. Topics may include the prehistoric, ancient, medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary periods. Articles may include model syllabi or assignments, if applicable. Or, if you would like to guest-edit a selection of essays on a particular theme, please contact me at

With all best wishes, Jared Poley

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Date:Mar 22, 2013
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