The Origins Of The Modern World

The Origins Of The Modern World

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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'.

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Genre : History
Author by : Robert Marks
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2007
File : 221 Pages
ISBN : 9780742554184


China

China

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This deeply informed and beautifully written book provides a comprehensive and comprehensible history of China from prehistory to the present. Focusing on the interaction of humans and their environment, Robert B. Marks traces changes in the physical and cultural world that is home to a quarter of humankind. Through both word and image, this work illuminates the chaos and paradox inherent in China's environmental narrative, demonstrating how historically sustainable practices can, in fact, be profoundly ecologically unsound. The author also reevaluates China's traditional "he.

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Genre : China
Author by : Robert Marks
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2012
File : 438 Pages
ISBN : 1442212764


The Middle East In Modern World History

The Middle East In Modern World History

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The Middle East in Modern World History focuses on the history of this region over the past 200 years. It examines how global trends during this period shaped the Middle East and how these trends were affected by the region’s development. Three trends from the past two centuries are highlighted: The region as a strategic conduit between East and West The development of the region's natural resources, especially oil The impact of a rapidly globalizing world economy on the Middle East

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Genre : History
Author by : Ernest Tucker
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-05-23
File : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9781315508238


The Cartoon History Of The Universe

The Cartoon History Of The Universe

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Genre : World history
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Release : 1980
File : Pages
ISBN : OCLC:5296808


The Origins Of The Modern World

The Origins Of The Modern World

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Genre : History
Author by : Robert Marks
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2007
File : 221 Pages
ISBN : 0742554198


Catastrophe

Catastrophe

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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 explanation of how and why this cataclysm occurred on that momentous day centuries ago. The Roman Empire, the greatest power in Europe and the Middle East for centuries, lost half its territory in the century following the catastrophe. During the exact same period, the ancient southern Chinese state, weakened by economic turmoil, succumbed to invaders from the north, and a single unified China was born. Meanwhile, as restless tribes swept down from the central Asian steppes, a new religion known as Islam spread through the Middle East. As Keys demonstrates with compelling originality and authoritative research, these were not isolated upheavals but linked events arising from the same cause and rippling around the world like an enormous tidal wave. Keys's narrative circles the globe as he identifies the eerie fallout from the months of darkness: unprecedented drought in Central America, a strange yellow dust drifting like snow over eastern Asia, prolonged famine, and the hideous pandemic of the bubonic plague. With a superb command of ancient literatures and historical records, Keys makes hitherto unrecognized connections between the "wasteland" that overspread the British countryside and the fall of the great pyramid-building Teotihuacan civilization in Mexico, between a little-known "Jewish empire" in Eastern Europe and the rise of the Japanese nation-state, between storms in France and pestilence in Ireland. In the book's final chapters, Keys delves into the mystery at the heart of this global catastrophe: Why did it happen? The answer, at once surprising and definitive, holds chilling implications for our own precarious geopolitical future. Wide-ranging in its scholarship, written with flair and passion, filled with original insights, Catastrophe is a superb synthesis of history, science, and cultural interpretation.

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Genre : History
Author by : David Keys
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2000-10-02
File : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9780345444363


The History Of The Modern World

The History Of The Modern World

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In unprecedented photographic detail, this book chronicles the major historical events that have shaped the 20th century, and provides a concise and authoritative overview of this remarkable age.

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Genre : History
Author by : Terry Burrows
Publisher : Carlton Books Limited
Release : 2012
File : 640 Pages
ISBN : 1780971834


How The Scots Invented The Modern World

How The Scots Invented The Modern World

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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. Constitution; and how thousands of Scottish immigrants left their homes to create the American frontier, the Australian outback, and the British Empire in India and Hong Kong. How the Scots Invented the Modern World reveals how Scottish genius for creating the basic ideas and institutions of modern life stamped the lives of a series of remarkable historical figures, from James Watt and Adam Smith to Andrew Carnegie and Arthur Conan Doyle, and how Scottish heroes continue to inspire our contemporary culture, from William “Braveheart” Wallace to James Bond. And no one who takes this incredible historical trek will ever view the Scots—or the modern West—in the same way again.

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Genre : History
Author by : Arthur Herman
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2007-12-18
File : 480 Pages
ISBN : 9780307420954


The Origins Of The Modern World

The Origins Of The Modern World

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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.

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Genre : History
Author by : Robert B. Marks
Publisher : World Social Change
Release : 2019-07-15
File : 280 Pages
ISBN : 1538127032


A Concise History Of The Modern World

A Concise History Of The Modern World

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In an ever-shrinking world, the need for a global perspective in dealing with the modern world has become acute. This book attempts to provide such a perspective by investigating the major changes in geopolitics and world economy during the past 500 years. However compact, it enables us to understand the present unravelling of Communism and the growing challenge from Asia to Western Superiority. It is shown that in so many ways the problems of the contemporary world spring from the unprecedented era of western domination, which the non-western world is now trying to unlive.

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Genre : History
Author by : William Woodruff
Publisher : Springer
Release : 1993-07-20
File : 297 Pages
ISBN : 9781349133338