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The Origins of the Modern World - A Global and Ecological Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty First Century (Electronic book text)
The Origins of the Modern World - A Global and Ecological Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty First Century (Electronic...
The Origins of the Modern World - A Global and Ecological Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty First Century (Electronic...

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The Origins of the Modern World - A Global and Ecological Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty First Century (Electronic book text)

Robert B Marks

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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 on Asia, Africa, and the New World, constructs a story in which those parts of the world play major roles. Robert 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.

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Imprint: Not Avail
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2002
Authors: Robert B Marks
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 241
ISBN-13: 978-6613809681
Barcode: 9786613809681
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LSN: 6613809683

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