A History of the Modern World / Edition 8

A History of the Modern World / Edition 8

by R. R. Palmer, Joel Colton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070408262

ISBN-13: 9780070408265

Pub. Date: 08/01/1994

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

A 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

Overview

A 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070408265
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
08/01/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1259

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Chronologies, Maps, Charts, and Tables

Preface

Geography and History

Chapter 11
INDUSTRIES, IDEAS, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR REFORM, 1815–1848

Chapter 12
REVOLUTIONS AND THE REIMPOSITION OF ORDER, 1848–1870

Chapter 13
THE GLOBAL CONSOLIDATION OF LARGE NATION-STATES, 1859–1871

Chapter 14
EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION, 1871–1914: ECONOMY AND POLITICS

Chapter 15
EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION, 1871–1914: SOCIETY AND CULTURE

Chapter 16
EUROPE’S WORLD SUPREMACY, 1871–1914

Chapter 17
THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Chapter 18
THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND THE SOVIET UNION

Chapter 19
DEMOCRACY, ANTI-IMPERIALISM, AND THE ECONOMIC CRISIS AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Chapter 20
DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP IN THE 1930s

Chapter 21
THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Chapter 22
THE COLD WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Chapter 23
POSTCOLONIAL NATIONS IN ASIA AND

LATIN AMERICA

Chapter 24
EMPIRES INTO NATIONS: AFRICA AND THEMIDDLE EAST AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Chapter 25
COEXISTENCE, CONFRONTATION, AND THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMY

Chapter 26
THE INTERNATIONAL REVOLT AGAINST SOVIET


COMMUNISM

Chapter 27
THE CHANGING MODERN WORLD

Appendix Rulers and Regimes

Suggestions for Further Reading

Index

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