A History of the Modern World, with PowerWeb / Edition 10

A History of the Modern World, with PowerWeb / Edition 10

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

ISBN-10: 0073255009

ISBN-13: 9780073255002

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

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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:
9780073255002
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Publication date:
04/18/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1259
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.07(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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A History of the Modern World, with PowerWeb 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
cellodad808 More than 1 year ago
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.