History of the Modern World: To 1815 / Edition 10

History of the Modern World: To 1815 / Edition 10

by R. R. Palmer, Lloyd Kramer, Joel Colton, Lloyd Kramer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073255025

ISBN-13: 9780073255026

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

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…  See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073255026
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
494
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
A Few Words on Geography1
IThe Rise of Europe9
IIThe Upheaval in Christendom, 1300-156046
IIIEconomic Renewal and Wars of Religion, 1560-1648106
IVThe Establishment of West-European Leadership160
VThe Transformation of Eastern Europe, 1648-1740210
VIThe Struggle for Wealth and Empire250
VIIThe Scientific View of the World286
VIIIThe Age of Enlightenment314
IXThe French Revolution361
XNapoleonic Europe417
XIReaction Versus Progress, 1815-1848453
XIIRevolution and the Reimposition of Order, 1848-1870500
XIIIThe Consolidation of Large Nation States, 1859-1871542
XIVEuropean Civilization, 1871-1914583
XVEurope's World Supremacy642
XVIThe First World War695
XVIIThe Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union732
XVIIIThe Apparent Victory of Democracy777
XIXDemocracy and Dictatorship805
XXThe Second World War834
XXIThe Postwar Era: The Age of the Superpowers867
XXIIEmpires into Nations: The Developing World919
XXIIIA World Endangered: The Cold War978
XXIVA World Transformed1011
Appendix I: Chronological Tables1068
Appendix II: Rulers and Regimes1095
Appendix III: Historical Populations of Various Countries and Cities1101
Bibliography1106
Illustration Sources1226
Index1229

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