The Origins of the Modern World

The Origins of the Modern World


  • Author: Robert B. Marks
  • Release Date : 2019-07-05
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 3751290 Bytes


Now in a new edition, this clearly written and engrossing book presents a global and environmental narrative of the origins of the modern world since 1400. Robert Marks constructs a story in which Asia, Africa, and the New World play major roles and points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment....

How the Scots Invented the Modern World
Score: 4.5
From 28 Ratings

How the Scots Invented the Modern World


  • Author: Arthur Herman
  • Release Date : 2001-11-27
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 2044462 Bytes


An exciting account of the origins of the modern worldWho 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....

The Origins of the Modern World
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Origins of the Modern World


  • Author : Robert Marks
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0742554198


The Origins of the Modern World Book Description :

Robert B....

The Origins of the Modern World
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Origins of the Modern World


  • Author : Robert Marks
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780742554184


The Origins of the Modern World Book Description :

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'....

The Origins of the Modern World

The Origins of the Modern World


  • Author : Robert B. Marks
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-02-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442212411


The Origins of the Modern World Book Description :

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 ...

The Modern World System I

The Modern World System I


  • Author : Immanuel Wallerstein
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520948570


The Modern World System I Book Description :

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....

Catastrophe
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Catastrophe


  • Author : David Keys
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2000-10-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345444363


Catastrophe Book Description :

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 e...

Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy


  • Author : Barrington Moore
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807097045


Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy Book Description :

A landmark in comparative history and a challenge to scholars of all lands who are trying to learn how we arrived at where we are now. -New York Times Book Review...

How the Scots Invented the Modern World
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

How the Scots Invented the Modern World


  • Author : Arthur Herman
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307420957


How the Scots Invented the Modern World Book Description :

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. Constit...

The World That Trade Created
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The World That Trade Created


  • Author : Kenneth Pomeranz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-12-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317453826


The World That Trade Created Book Description :

In a series of brief vignettes the authors bring to life international trade and its actors, and also demonstrate that economic activity cannot be divorced from social and cultural contexts. In the process they make clear that the seemingly modern concept of economic globalisation has deep historical roots....

Twin Tracks
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Twin Tracks


  • Author : James Burke
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-05-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1439128758


Twin Tracks Book Description :

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. F...

The Origins of the Modern World

The Origins of the Modern World


  • Author : Robert B. Marks
  • Publisher : World Social Change
  • Release Date : 2019-07-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1538127032


The Origins of the Modern World Book Description :

Now in a new edition, this clearly written and engrossing book presents a global and environmental narrative of the origins of the modern world since 1400. Robert Marks constructs a story in which Asia, Africa, and the New World play major roles and points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment....