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The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Ecological Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century

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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

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For Marks (history, Whittier College), the "modern world" is the world of industrial capitalism, a system of nation-states and interstate wars, and a growing gap between the richest and the poorest. In this work he presents a narrative of the rise of the modern world that seeks to avoid Eurocentrism by, for example, showing how the British Industrial Revolution was historically contingent on global developments that included India, China, and the New World colonies. His narrative, which begins in 1400, emphasizes these historical contingencies and conjunctures, along with "silver, sugar, slaves, and cotton." For the new edition he has added a new chapter that picks up in 1900, where he originally left off, and continues to the first years of the 21st century. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780742554191
Author:
Marks, Robert
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Author:
Marks, Robert B.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series:
World Social Change
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
SU
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
221
Dimensions:
9.00x5.98x.44 in. .70 lbs.

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