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

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:
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

List of Illustrations

List of Chronologies, Maps, Charts, and Tables

Preface

Geography and History

Chapter 1 THE RISE OF EUROPE

Chapter 2 THE UPHEAVAL IN WESTERN CHRISTENDOM, 1300–1560

Chapter 3 ECONOMIC RENEWAL AND WARS OF RELIGION, 1560–1648

Chapter 4 THE GROWING POWER OF WESTERN EUROPE, 1640–1715

Chapter 5 THE TRANSFORMATION OF EASTERN EUROPE,1648–1740

Chapter 6 THE SCIENTIFIC VIEW OF THE WORLD

Chapter 7 THE STRUGGLE FOR WEALTH AND EMPIRE

Chapter 8 THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT

Chapter 9 THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

Chapter 10 NAPOLEONIC EUROPE

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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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.