Beyond decolonizing: global intellectual history and reconstruction of a comparative method

  title={Beyond decolonizing: global intellectual history and reconstruction of a comparative method},
  author={Dag Herbj{\o}rnsrud},
  journal={Global Intellectual History},
  pages={614 - 640}
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