The Origins Of The Modern World

✏Book Title : The Origins of the Modern World
✏Author : Robert Marks
✏Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
✏Release Date : 2007
✏Pages : 221
✏ISBN : 0742554198
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Origins of the Modern World Book Summary : 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, constructs a story in which those parts of the world play major roles. 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, 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. Now in a new edition that brings the saga of the modern world to the present, the book considers how and why the United States emerged as a world power in the twentieth century and became the sole superpower by the twenty-first century. Once again arguing that the rise of the United States to global hegemon was contingent, not inevitable, Marks also points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment that may, in the long run, overshadow any political and economic milestones of the past hundred years.

📒Catastrophe ✍ David Keys

✏Book Title : Catastrophe
✏Author : David Keys
✏Publisher : Ballantine Books
✏Release Date : 2000-10-02
✏Pages : 368
✏ISBN : 9780345444363
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Catastrophe Book Summary : 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.

📒The Modern World System I ✍ Immanuel Wallerstein

✏Book Title : The Modern World System I
✏Author : Immanuel Wallerstein
✏Publisher : Univ of California Press
✏Release Date : 2011-06-10
✏Pages : 440
✏ISBN : 9780520948570
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Modern World System I Book Summary : 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.

✏Book Title : The Origins of the Modern World
✏Author : Robert B. Marks
✏Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
✏Release Date : 2015-02-05
✏Pages : 280
✏ISBN : 9781442212411
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Origins of the Modern World Book Summary : 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 from the environmental constraints of 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 eighteenth century; a conjuncture of human and natural forces that solidified a gap between the industrialized and non-industrialized parts of the world; and the mounting environmental crisis that defines the modern world. Now in a new edition that brings the saga of the modern world to the present in an environmental context, the book considers how and why the United States emerged as a world power in the twentieth century and became the sole superpower by the twenty-first century, and why the changed relationship of humans to the environmental likely will be the hallmark of the modern era—the “Anthopocene.” Once again arguing that the U.S. rise to global hegemon was contingent, not inevitable, Marks also points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment that may in the long run overshadow any political and economic milestones of the past hundred years.

📒The Modern World System ✍ Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein

✏Book Title : The Modern World system
✏Author : Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1989
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : OCLC:634155308
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Modern World system Book Summary :

📒The Modern World System Iv ✍ Immanuel Wallerstein

✏Book Title : The Modern World System IV
✏Author : Immanuel Wallerstein
✏Publisher : Univ of California Press
✏Release Date : 2011-06-10
✏Pages : 377
✏ISBN : 9780520267619
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Modern World System IV Book Summary : Centrist liberalism as ideology -- Constructing the liberal state, 1815/1830 -- The liberal state and class conflict, 1830/1875 -- The citizen in a liberal state -- Liberalism as social science -- The argument restated.

📒Science And The Modern World ✍ Alfred North Whitehead

✏Book Title : Science and the Modern World
✏Author : Alfred North Whitehead
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 1997-08-01
✏Pages : 212
✏ISBN : 9780684836393
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Science and the Modern World Book Summary : Alfred North Whitehead's SCIENCE AND THE MODERN WORLD, originally published in 1925, redefines the concept of modern science. Presaging by more than half a century most of today's cutting-edge thought on the cultural ramifications of science and technology, Whitehead demands that readers understand and celebrate the contemporary, historical, and cultural context of scientific discovery. Taking readers through the history of modern science, Whitehead shows how cultural history has affected science over the ages in relation to such major intellectual themes as romanticism, relativity, quantum theory, religion, and movements for social progress.

✏Book Title : The Modern World System Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World economy in the Sixteenth Century Illustr
✏Author : Immanuel Wallerstein
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1974
✏Pages : 410
✏ISBN : OCLC:263914467
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Modern World System Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World economy in the Sixteenth Century Illustr Book Summary : Medieval prelude; The new European division of labor: 1450-1640; The absolute monarchy ans statism; From Seville to Amsterdam: the failure of empire; The strong core-states: class-formation and international commerce; The Europeam world-economy: periphery versus external arena; Theoretical reprise.

✏Book Title : Metals Culture and Capitalism
✏Author : Jack Goody
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2012-11-15
✏Pages : 366
✏ISBN : 1107614473
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Metals Culture and Capitalism Book Summary : Metals, Culture and Capitalism is an ambitious, broad-ranging account of the search for metals in Europe and the Near East from the Bronze Age to the Industrial Revolution and the relationship between this and economic activity, socio-political structures and the development of capitalism. Continuing his criticism of Eurocentric traditions, a theme explored in The Theft of History (2007) and Renaissances (2009), Jack Goody takes the Bronze Age as a starting point for a balanced account of the East and the West, seeking commonalities that recent histories overlook. Considering the role of metals in relation to early cultures, the European Renaissance and 'modernity' in general, Goody explores how the search for metals entailed other forms of knowledge, as well as the arts, leading to changes that have defined Europe and the contemporary world. This landmark text, spanning centuries, cultures and continents, promises to inspire scholars and students across the social sciences.

📒The Origins Of The Modern Jew ✍ Michael A. Meyer

✏Book Title : The Origins of the Modern Jew
✏Author : Michael A. Meyer
✏Publisher : Wayne State University Press
✏Release Date : 1972-04-01
✏Pages : 252
✏ISBN : 9780814337547
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Origins of the Modern Jew Book Summary : An excellent overview of the intellectual history of important figures in German Jewry.