The Origins of the Twenty First Century / Edition 1

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Provides a fully integrated explanation of the history of the modern world. Although the sheer complexity of society requires it to be studied from the standpoint of several social sciences (including Economics, Political Science, Sociology, and Anthropology), using only the tools of only one of these is an obstacle to understanding the whole of society, where and how modern communities have evolved from their premodern, ancient regime, states from the early eighteenth century to the early twenty-first, where economic development has reached unprecedented levels. It shows that political revolution between macroeconomic and political variables. Economic histories of the period neglect non-economic factors such as political and legal institutions, which from a broad perspective have a powerful impact on economic development.

The complexity of the world and of the times in which we live is overwhelming and still growing. Professor Tortella adopts an international approach and combines economic and social analysis with political, culture, and scientific issues.

Topics covered include:

The Industrial Revolution

Capitalism and the West

World Wars I and II

The rise of communism and the Stalin era

The US depression and the gold standard

Social and class conflict

In this first English translation Professor Tortella explain the remarkable and unique series of events that constitute modern history, from the Industrial Revolution to the beginnings of the twenty-first century. The book also deals with the connections between economics and the wider social sciences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415459815
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/29/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Gabriel Tortella is Professor of Economic History at the Universidad de Alcalá, Spain. He has also worked as Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and held visiting appointments at Harvard University and the University of Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Triumph of Europe 2. The First World Revolution 3. The Industrial Revolution 4. A Century of Progress and Order 5. Division of Labor and Class Struggle 6. La Belle Époque 7. The Second World Revolution 8. War and Democracy 9. Depression and Totalitarianism 10. A New Social Democratic Order 11. The Communist World 12. The Rise of the Third World 13. Renewed Capitalism 14. A Somber Twenty-First Century?

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