A History of the Modern World, with PowerWeb / Edition 10by R. R. Palmer, Joel Colton, Lloyd Kramer
Pub. Date: 04/18/2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
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/i>… See more details below
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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Table of Contents
|A Few Words on Geography||1|
|I||The Rise of Europe||9|
|II||The Upheaval in Christendom, 1300-1560||46|
|III||Economic Renewal and Wars of Religion, 1560-1648||106|
|IV||The Establishment of West-European Leadership||160|
|V||The Transformation of Eastern Europe, 1648-1740||210|
|VI||The Struggle for Wealth and Empire||250|
|VII||The Scientific View of the World||286|
|VIII||The Age of Enlightenment||314|
|IX||The French Revolution||361|
|XI||Reaction Versus Progress, 1815-1848||453|
|XII||Revolution and the Reimposition of Order, 1848-1870||500|
|XIII||The Consolidation of Large Nation States, 1859-1871||542|
|XIV||European Civilization, 1871-1914||583|
|XV||Europe's World Supremacy||642|
|XVI||The First World War||695|
|XVII||The Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union||732|
|XVIII||The Apparent Victory of Democracy||777|
|XIX||Democracy and Dictatorship||805|
|XX||The Second World War||834|
|XXI||The Postwar Era: The Age of the Superpowers||867|
|XXII||Empires into Nations: The Developing World||919|
|XXIII||A World Endangered: The Cold War||978|
|XXIV||A World Transformed||1011|
|Appendix I: Chronological Tables||1068|
|Appendix II: Rulers and Regimes||1095|
|Appendix III: Historical Populations of Various Countries and Cities||1101|
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When your history professor assigns this book don't panic -- it really is wonderful! Give it a chance, read it carefully, and LEARN from it. If you do you will have a shot at becoming a truly educated person instead of just another clone who can dash through the comic books that most college history texts have become. Palmer gives you real, in-depth information to help you understand what's happening in the world today instead of useless, anecdotal, politically correct nonsense. It's not the easiest book to read, but that's because it's so full of important information, and the effort is definitely worth it. If your professor assigns this book STAY IN THE CLASS -- you've got a good professor if he or she is smart enough to assign this book, and the potential to learn a heck of a lot if you put out the effort.
I used this text when I was a classroom AP teacher for a number of reasons. Among those reasons was that while most K-12 textbooks are the product of a committee, (committee- a terrestrial life form having at least six legs and no brain.) this book is largely the work of the late Dr. Robert Roswell Palmer. It was written as if the author felt that the history of Modern Europe was not a collection of chapters but rather a story, a narrative to be read the way one reads a novel. There is a continuity to the writing and an elegance of prose that can only be achieved by a text like this. Dr. Palmer was a wonderful historian and a marvellously accessable teacher who took the time to answer letters personally on his old manual typewriter. His passing is lamented.