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The Origins Of The Modern World by Robert Marks
✏Book Title : The Origins of the Modern World ✏Author : Robert Marks ✏Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ✏Release Date : 2007 ✏Pages : 221 pages ✏ISBN : 0742554198 ✏Rating: 4/5 from 3 users GET BOOK
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✏Book Title : The Origins of the Modern World ✏Author : Robert Marks ✏Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ✏Release Date : 2007 ✏Pages : 221 ✏ISBN : 0742554198 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
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✏Book Title : The Origins of the Modern World ✏Author : Robert Marks ✏Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield ✏Release Date : 2007 ✏Pages : 221 ✏ISBN : 9780742554184 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏The Origins of the Modern World Book Summary : This volume presents a global narrative of the origins of the modern world. Unlike most studies, which assume that the rise of the West is the story of the coming of the modern world, this history accords importance to the 'underdeveloped world'.
✏Book Title : The Origins of the Modern World ✏Author : Robert B. Marks ✏Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield ✏Release Date : 2015-02-05 ✏Pages : 280 ✏ISBN : 9781442212411 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏The Origins of the Modern World Book Summary : This clearly written and engrossing book presents a global narrative of the origins of the modern world from 1400 to the present. Unlike most studies, which assume that the “rise of the West” is the story of the coming of the modern world, this history, drawing upon new scholarship on Asia, Africa, and the New World and upon the maturing field of environmental history, constructs a story in which those parts of the world play major roles, including their impacts on the environment. Robert B. Marks defines the modern world as one marked by industry, the nation state, interstate warfare, a large and growing gap between the wealthiest and poorest parts of the world, increasing inequality within the wealthiest industrialized countries, and an escape from the environmental constraints of the “biological old regime.” He explains its origins by emphasizing contingencies (such as the conquest of the New World); the broad comparability of the most advanced regions in China, India, and Europe; the reasons why England was able to escape from common ecological constraints facing all of those regions by the eighteenth century; a conjuncture of human and natural forces that solidified a gap between the industrialized and non-industrialized parts of the world; and the mounting environmental crisis that defines the modern world. Now in a new edition that brings the saga of the modern world to the present in an environmental context, the book considers how and why the United States emerged as a world power in the twentieth century and became the sole superpower by the twenty-first century, and why the changed relationship of humans to the environmental likely will be the hallmark of the modern era—the “Anthopocene.” Once again arguing that the U.S. rise to global hegemon was contingent, not inevitable, Marks also points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment that may in the long run overshadow any political and economic milestones of the past hundred years.
✏Book Title : The Modern World System I ✏Author : Immanuel Wallerstein ✏Publisher : Univ of California Press ✏Release Date : 2011-06-10 ✏Pages : 440 ✏ISBN : 9780520948570 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏The Modern World System I Book Summary : Immanuel Wallerstein’s highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century’s greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.
✏Book Title : Catastrophe ✏Author : David Keys ✏Publisher : Ballantine Books ✏Release Date : 2000-10-02 ✏Pages : 368 ✏ISBN : 9780345444363 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏Catastrophe Book Summary : It was a catastrophe without precedent in recorded history: for months on end, starting in A.D. 535, a strange, dusky haze robbed much of the earth of normal sunlight. Crops failed in Asia and the Middle East as global weather patterns radically altered. Bubonic plague, exploding out of Africa, wiped out entire populations in Europe. Flood and drought brought ancient cultures to the brink of collapse. In a matter of decades, the old order died and a new world—essentially the modern world as we know it today—began to emerge. In this fascinating, groundbreaking, totally accessible book, archaeological journalist David Keys dramatically reconstructs the global chain of revolutions that began in the catastrophe of A.D. 535, then offers a definitive explanation of how and why this cataclysm occurred on that momentous day centuries ago. The Roman Empire, the greatest power in Europe and the Middle East for centuries, lost half its territory in the century following the catastrophe. During the exact same period, the ancient southern Chinese state, weakened by economic turmoil, succumbed to invaders from the north, and a single unified China was born. Meanwhile, as restless tribes swept down from the central Asian steppes, a new religion known as Islam spread through the Middle East. As Keys demonstrates with compelling originality and authoritative research, these were not isolated upheavals but linked events arising from the same cause and rippling around the world like an enormous tidal wave. Keys's narrative circles the globe as he identifies the eerie fallout from the months of darkness: unprecedented drought in Central America, a strange yellow dust drifting like snow over eastern Asia, prolonged famine, and the hideous pandemic of the bubonic plague. With a superb command of ancient literatures and historical records, Keys makes hitherto unrecognized connections between the "wasteland" that overspread the British countryside and the fall of the great pyramid-building Teotihuacan civilization in Mexico, between a little-known "Jewish empire" in Eastern Europe and the rise of the Japanese nation-state, between storms in France and pestilence in Ireland. In the book's final chapters, Keys delves into the mystery at the heart of this global catastrophe: Why did it happen? The answer, at once surprising and definitive, holds chilling implications for our own precarious geopolitical future. Wide-ranging in its scholarship, written with flair and passion, filled with original insights, Catastrophe is a superb synthesis of history, science, and cultural interpretation.
✏Book Title : Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy ✏Author : Barrington Moore ✏Publisher : Beacon Press ✏Release Date : 1993 ✏Pages : 559 ✏ISBN : 0807050733 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy Book Summary : Compares the economic and social background of modern democracies and dictatorships
✏Book Title : Twin Tracks ✏Author : James Burke ✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster ✏Release Date : 2010-05-11 ✏Pages : 288 ✏ISBN : 1439128758 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏Twin Tracks Book Summary : Twin Tracks is a landmark book of real-world stories that investigates the nature of change and divines as never before the unlikely origins of many aspects of contemporary life. In each of the work's twenty-five narratives, we discover how the different outcomes of an important historical event in the past often come together again in the future. Each chapter starts with an event -- such as the U.S. attack on Tripoli in 1804 -- that generates two divergent series of consequences. After tracking each pathway as it ranges far and wide through time and space, Burke shows how the paths finally and unexpectedly converge in the modern world. Twin Tracks pinpoints the myriad ways the future is shaped, whether by love, war, accident, genius, or discovery. For instance, in "The Marriage of Figaro to Stealth Fighter," Burke's twin tracks start with the composer of the opera and the French spy from whose play he stole the plot. The tracks then encompass, among other things, freemasonry, the War of Independence, Captain Cook, jellyfish, Jane Austen, and audio tape. Ultimately, the convergence of the two Figaro tracks sets the stage for the development of Gulf War Stealth aircraft. Wonderfully accessible and lucidly written, Twin Tracks offers an amusing and instructive new view of the past and the future.
✏Book Title : The Modern World system Capitalist agriculture and the origins of the European world economy in the sixteenth century ✏Author : Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein ✏Publisher : ✏Release Date : 1974 ✏Pages : ✏ISBN : 0127859241 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
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✏Book Title : A History of the Modern World ✏Author : Robert Roswell Palmer ✏Publisher : ✏Release Date : 2007 ✏Pages : 1259 ✏ISBN : 0077126416 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏A History of the Modern World Book Summary : A History of the Modern World is a careful, well-written narrative of major events from the late Middle Ages to the political and religious conflicts at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It offers a wide-ranging survey that helps readers understand both the complexities of great events (e.g., the French Revolution, the First World War, or the collapse of great imperial systems) and the importance of historical analysis. It also provides a careful summary of the modern political changes that have affected the social and cultural development of all modern cultures. Throughout the book's lifetime, A History of the Modern World has been hailed as an elegantly written historical narrative, filled with analysis and balanced historical insights as well as its traditional attention to the processes of historical change, conflict, and political transformations. The tenth edition has been updated to include the clear maps, the survey of global economic connections, the chronologies, the illustrations, and the up-to-date bibliographies that today's students need and expect. - Publisher.
✏Book Title : How the Scots Invented the Modern World ✏Author : Arthur Herman ✏Publisher : Broadway Books ✏Release Date : 2007-12-18 ✏Pages : 480 ✏ISBN : 0307420957 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏How the Scots Invented the Modern World Book Summary : An exciting account of the origins of the modern world Who formed the first literate society? Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism? The Scots. As historian and author Arthur Herman reveals, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland made crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics—contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since. Herman has charted a fascinating journey across the centuries of Scottish history. Here is the untold story of how John Knox and the Church of Scotland laid the foundation for our modern idea of democracy; how the Scottish Enlightenment helped to inspire both the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution; and how thousands of Scottish immigrants left their homes to create the American frontier, the Australian outback, and the British Empire in India and Hong Kong. How the Scots Invented the Modern World reveals how Scottish genius for creating the basic ideas and institutions of modern life stamped the lives of a series of remarkable historical figures, from James Watt and Adam Smith to Andrew Carnegie and Arthur Conan Doyle, and how Scottish heroes continue to inspire our contemporary culture, from William “Braveheart” Wallace to James Bond. And no one who takes this incredible historical trek will ever view the Scots—or the modern West—in the same way again.