History of the Modern World

History of the Modern World

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"History of the Modern World" is a careful, well-written narrative of major events from the late Middle Ages to the political and religious conflicts at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It offers a wide-ranging survey that helps readers understand both the complexities of great events (e.g., the French Revolution, the First World War, or the collapse of great imperial systems) and the importance of historical analysis. It also provides a careful summary of the modern political changes that have affected the social and cultural development of all modern cultures. Throughout the book's lifetime, "A History of the Modern World" has been hailed as an elegantly written historical narrative, filled with analysis and balanced historical insights as well as its traditional attention to the processes of historical change, conflict, and political transformations. The tenth edition has been updated to include the clear maps, the survey of global economic connections, the chronologies, the illustrations, and the up-to-date bibliographies that today's students need and expect.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1291 pages
  • 178 x 246 x 48mm | 1,941.4g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • London, United States
  • 10th edition
  • maps
  • 0071109102
  • 9780071109109
  • 1,707,190

About R. R. Palmer

R.R. Palmer received his B.A. from the University of Chicago, his PhD from Cornell University, and honorary degrees from the Universities of Uppsala and Toulouse. He taught at Princeton University, Washington University, and Yale University before retiring in 1977. The author of Twelve Who Ruled: The Year of the Terror in the French Revolution, Age of the Democratic Revolution, The World of the French Revolution, and The Improvement of Humanity: Education and the French Revolution, Palmer has also translated such books as Georges Lefebvre's, Coming of the French Revolution, Louis Bergeron's, France Under Napoleon, and Jean-Paul Bertaud's, Army of the French Revolution and has served as editor and translator of From Jacobin to Liberal: Marc-Antoine Jullian, 1775-1848. He served as President of the American Historical Association in 1970 and has been the recipient of the Bancroft Prize, 1960 and The Antonio Feltrinelli International Prize for History in Rome, 1990. Joel Colton received his B.A. from City College of New York and his PhD from Columbia University. He served as Professor of History at Duke University from 1947-1989, as the Director of Research and Fellowship Programs in Humanities at the Rockefeller Foundation and as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Guggenheim, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His books include Compulsory Labor Arbitration in France, 1936-1939, Leon Blum: Humanist in Politics(for which he won the Mayflower Award), and Twentieth Century and he has made numerous contributions to journals, encyclopedias and collaborative volumes. Lloyd Kramer received his M.A. from Boston College and his PhD from Cornell University. He is currently Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he specializes in Modern European History with an emphasis on 19th century France, Global History and cross-cultural exchanges in Modern World History. His publications include Threshold of a New World: Intellectuals and Exile Experience in Paris, 1830-1848; Lafayette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolutions; Nationalism: Political Cultures in Europe and America, 1775-1865. He is co-editor of Learning History in America: Schools Cultures and Politics and has contributed "Literature, Criticism, and Historical Imagination: The Literacy Challenge of Hayden White and Dominick LaCapra" to The New Cultural History.show more

Table of contents

List of Illustrations List of Chronologies, Maps, Charts, and Tables Preface Geography and History 1 THE RISE OF EUROPE 2 THE UPHEAVAL IN WESTERN CHRISTENDOM, 1300-1560 3 ECONOMIC RENEWAL AND WARS OF RELIGION, 1560-1648 4 THE GROWING POWER OF WESTERN EUROPE, 1640-1715 5 THE TRANSFORMATION OF EASTERN EUROPE, 1648-1740 6 THE SCIENTIFIC VIEW OF THE WORLD 7 THE STRUGGLE FOR WEALTH AND EMPIRE 8 THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT 9 THE FRENCH REVOLUTION 10 NAPOLEONIC EUROPE 11 INDUSTRIES, IDEAS, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR REFORM, 1815-1848 12 REVOLUTIONS AND THE REIMPOSITION OF ORDER, 1848-1870 13 THE GLOBAL CONSOLIDATION OF LARGE NATION-STATES, 1859-1871 14 EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION, 1871-1914: ECONOMY AND POLITICS 15 EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION, 1871-1914: SOCIETY AND CULTURE 16 EUROPE'S WORLD SUPREMACY, 1871-1914 17 THE FIRST WORLD WAR 18 THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND THE SOVIET UNION 19 DEMOCRACY, ANTI-IMPERIALISM, AND THE ECONOMIC CRISIS AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR 20 DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP IN THE 1930s 21 THE SECOND WORLD WAR 22 THE COLD WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR 23 POSTCOLONIAL NATIONS IN ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA 24 EMPIRES INTO NATIONS: AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR 25 COEXISTENCE, CONFRONTATION, AND THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMY 26 THE INTERNATIONAL REVOLT AGAINST SOVIET COMMUNISM 27 THE CHANGING MODERN WORLD Appendix Rulers and Regimes Suggestions for Further Reading Indexshow more

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