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Origins of the Modern World (World Social Change)

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This clearly written and engaging book 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, drawing upon new scholarship on Asia, Africa, and the New World, constructs a story in which those parts of the world play major roles. Robert 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, and an escape from 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 18th century; and a conjuncture of human and natural forces that solidified a gap between the industrialized and non-industrialized parts of the world. Visit our website for sample chapters!

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This clearly written and engaging book 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, drawing upon new scholarship

Product Details

ISBN:
9780742517530
Author:
Marks, Robert
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Civilization, Modern -- History.
Subject:
World History-European History General
Edition Number:
192
Series:
World Social Change
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.38x6.02x.61 in. .91 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This clearly written and engaging book 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, drawing upon new scholarship
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