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The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Ecological Narrative: A Global and Ecological Narrative (World Social Change)

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Publisher Comments:

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!

Book News Annotation:

Providing a global narrative on the origins of the modern world, this book emphasizes the roles of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Chapters focus on trade, industrialization, material inequalities, and the state. Current implications of this history, as it shapes economic globalization, warfare, and international terrorism, are stressed. Maps and other figures support the text. Marks teaches history at Whittier College.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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 constructs a story in which those parts of the world play major roles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780742517547
Subtitle:
A Global and Ecological Narrative
Author:
Marks, Robert
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Location:
Lanham, MD
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
China
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Industrial revolution
Subject:
Eurocentrism
Edition Number:
192
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
World Social Change
Series Volume:
ERDC/CRREL TR-01-12
Publication Date:
March 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.84x6.70x.41 in. .57 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - English 9780742517547 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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 constructs a story in which those parts of the world play major roles.
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