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Birth of the Modern World 1780-1914 : Global Connections and Comparisons (04 Edition)

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Publisher Comments:

This thematic history of the world from 1780 to the onset of the First World War reveals that the world was far more ‘globalised’ at this time than is commonly thought.

  • Explores previously neglected sets of connections in world history.

  • Reveals that the world was far more ‘globalised’, even at the beginning of this period, than is commonly thought.

  • Sketches the ‘ripple effects’ of world crises such as the European revolutions and the American Civil War.

  • Shows how events in Asia, Africa and South America impacted on the world as a whole.

  • Considers the great themes of the nineteenth-century world, including the rise of the modern state, industrialisation and liberalism.

  • Challenges and complements the regional and national approaches which have traditionally dominated history teaching and writing.

Synopsis:

A thematic history of the world from 1780, the pivotal year of the revolutionary age, to the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It brings together historical data and arguments from different societies in order to show how interconnected the world was, even before the onset of modern globalization.

Synopsis:

Covering the period 1780–1914, The Birth of the Modern World shows how events in Asia, Africa, and South America – from the decline of the eighteenth-century Islamic empires to the anti-European Boxer rebellion of 1900 in China – had a direct impact on European and American history. And conversely, how the “ripple effects” of crises such as the European revolutions and the American Civil War worked their way through to the rest of the world. None of the great themes of the nineteenth-century world – the rise of the modern state, industrialisation, liberalism, imperialism, and the progress of world religions – is untouched by the novel perspectives of this compelling new history.

Synopsis:

A thematic history of the world from 1780, the pivotal year of the revolutionary age, to the outbreak of the first World War in 1914.

About the Author

C.A. Bayly is Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. He is winner of the 2004 Wolfson History Prize for his distinguished contribution to the writing of history.

Table of Contents

List Of Illustrations.

List Of Tables And Maps.

Series Editor’s Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

The Organization Of The Book.

Problem One: ‘Prime Movers’ And The Economic Factor.

Problem Two: Global History And Post-Modernism.

Problem Three: The Continuing ‘Riddle Of The Modern’.

Conforming To Standards In Bodily Practice.

Building Out From The Body: Communications And Complexity.

Afterword.

Part I: The End of The Old Regime:.

1. Old Regimes And ‘Archaic Globalisation’:.

Peasants And Lords.

The Politics Of Difference.

Powers On The Fringes Of States.

Harbingers Of New Political Formations.

The Pre-History Of ‘Globalisation’.

‘Archaic’ And Early Modern Globalisation.

Prospect.

2. Passages From The Old Regimes To Modernity:.

The ‘Last Great Domestication’ And ‘Industrious Revolutions’.

New Patterns Of Afro-Asian Material Culture, Production And Trade.

The Internal And External Limits Of Afro-Asian ‘Industrious Revolutions.’.

Trade, Finance And Innovation: European Competitive Advantages.

The Activist, Patriotic State Evolves.

Critical Publics.

The Development Of Asian And African Ecumenes.

Conclusion: ‘Backwardness’, Lags And Conjunctures.

3. Convergent Revolutions, 1780–1820:.

Contemporaries Ponder The World Crisis.

A Summary Anatomy Of The World Crisis, C. 1720–1820.

Sapping The Legitimacy Of The State: From France To China.

The Ideological Origins Of The Modern State.

Nationalities Versus States And Empires.

The Third Revolution: Polite And Commercial Peoples Worldwide.

Prospect.

Part II: The Modern World In Genesis:.

4. Between World Revolutions, C. 1815–1860.

Assessing The ‘Wreck Of Nations’.

British Maritime Supremacy, World Trade And Agrarian Recovery.

Emigration: A Safety Valve.

The Losers In The ‘New World Order’, C. 1815–65.

Problems Of Hybrid Legitimacy – Whose State Was It?.

The State Gains Strength – But Not Enough.

Wars Of Legitimacy In Asia: A Summary Account.

Economic And Ideological Roots Of The Asian Revolutions.

The Years Of Hunger And Rebellion In Europe, 1848–51.

The American Civil War As A Global Event.

Convergence Or Difference?.

Reviewing The Argument.

5. Industrialisation And The New City:.

Historians, Industrialisation And Cities.

The Progress Of Industrialisation.

Cities As Centres Of Production And Consumption.

The Urban Impact Of The Global Crisis, 1780–1820.

Race And Class In The New City.

Working Class Politics.

World-Wide Urban Cultures And Their Critics.

Conclusion.

6. Nation, Empire And Ethnicity: C. 1860–1900:.

‘Theories’ Of Nationalism.

When Was Nationalism?.

Whose Nationalism?.

Perpetuating Nationalisms: Memories, National Associations And Print.

From Community To Nation: The Eurasian Empires.

Where We Stand With Nationalism.

Peoples Without States; Persecution Or Assimilation?.

Imperialism And Its History In The Late Nineteenth Century.

Dimension Of The ‘New Imperialism’.

A World Of Nation States?.

The Persistence Of Old Patterns Of Globalisation.

From Globalisation To Inter-Nationalim.

Inter-Nationalism In Action.

Conclusion.

Part III: State And Society In The Age of Imperialism:.

7. Myths And Technologies Of The Modern State.

Dimensions Of The Modern State.

The State And The Historians.

Problems Of Defining The State.

The Modern State Takes Root; Geographical Dimensions.

Claims To Justice And Symbols Of Power.

The State’s Resources.

The State’s Obligations To Society.

Tools Of The State.

State, Economy And Nation.

A Balance Sheet: What Had The State Achieved?.

8. The Theory And Practice Of Liberalism, Rationalism, Socialism And Science.

Contextualising ‘Intellectual’ History.

The Corruption Of The Righteous Republic: A Classic Theme.

Righteous Republics World-Wide.

The Advent Of Liberalism And The Market: Western Exceptionalism?.

Liberalism And Land Reform: Radical Theory And Conservative Practice.

Free Trade Or National Political Economy.

Representing The Peoples.

Secularism And Positivism: Trans-National Affinities.

The Reception Of Socialism And Its Local Resonances.

Science In Global Context.

Professionalisation At World Level.

Conclusion.

9. Empires Of Religion:.

Religion In The Eyes Of Contemporaries.

The View Of Recent Historians.

The Rise Of New-Style Religion.

Modes Of Religious Domination, Their Agents And Their Limitations.

Formalising Religious Authority, Creating ‘Imperial Religions’.

Formalising Doctrines And Rites.

The Expansion Of ‘Imperial Religions’ On Their Inner And Outer Frontiers.

Pilrimage And Globalisation.

Printing And The Propagation Of Religion.

Religious Building.

Religion And The Nation.

Conclusion: The Spirits Of The Age.

10. The World Of The Arts And The Imagination:.

Arts And Politics.

Hybridity And Uniformity In Art Across The Globe.

Levelling Forces: The Market, The Everyday And The Museum.

The Arts Of The Emerging Nation And Empire 1760–1850.

Arts And The People 1850–1914.

Outside The West: Adaptation And Dependency.

Architecture: A Mirror Of The City.

Towards World Literature.

Conclusion: Arts And Societies.

Prospect.

Part IV: Change, Decay And Crisis:.

11. The Reconstitution Of Social Hierarchies:.

Change And The Historians.

Gender And Subordination In The ‘Liberal Age’.

Slavery’s Indian Summer.

The Peasant And Rural Labourer As Bond Serf.

The Peasant That ‘Got Away’.

Why Rural Subordination Survived.

The Transformation Of ‘Gentries’.

Challenges To The Gentry.

Routes To Survival: State Service And Commerce.

Men Of ‘Fewer Board Acres’ In Europe.

Surviving Supremacies.

Continuity Or Change?.

12. The Destruction Of ‘Native Peoples’ And Ecological Depredation:.

What Is Meant By Native Peoples?.

Europeans And Native Peoples Before C. 1820.

Native Peoples In The Age Of Hiatus?.

The White Deluge 1840–1890.

The Deluge In Practice: New Zealand, South Africa And The U.S.A.

Ruling Savage Natures: Recovery And Marginalisation.

13. Conclusion: The Great Acceleration: C.1890–1914:.

Predicting ‘Things To Come’.

The Agricultural Depression, Inter-Nationalism And The New Imperialism.

The Strange Death Of Inter-National Liberalism.

Summing Up: Globalisation And Crisis 1780–1914.

Global Interconnections 1780–1914.

What Were The Motors Of Change?.

Power In Global And Inter-National Networks.

Contested Uniformity And Universal Complexity Revisited.

August 1914.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631236160
Author:
Bayly, C.a.
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishers
Author:
Bayly, Christopher Alan
Author:
Bayly, C. A.
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
History
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Revolutions
Subject:
Modern - 18th Century
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
History, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Modern History (1780-1900)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Blackwell History of the World
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
568
Dimensions:
246.4 x 172.7 x 26.7 mm

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"Synopsis" by , A thematic history of the world from 1780, the pivotal year of the revolutionary age, to the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It brings together historical data and arguments from different societies in order to show how interconnected the world was, even before the onset of modern globalization.
"Synopsis" by , Covering the period 1780–1914, The Birth of the Modern World shows how events in Asia, Africa, and South America – from the decline of the eighteenth-century Islamic empires to the anti-European Boxer rebellion of 1900 in China – had a direct impact on European and American history. And conversely, how the “ripple effects” of crises such as the European revolutions and the American Civil War worked their way through to the rest of the world. None of the great themes of the nineteenth-century world – the rise of the modern state, industrialisation, liberalism, imperialism, and the progress of world religions – is untouched by the novel perspectives of this compelling new history.
"Synopsis" by , A thematic history of the world from 1780, the pivotal year of the revolutionary age, to the outbreak of the first World War in 1914.
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