The Making of the Modern World: Connected Histories, Divergent Paths 1500 to the Present / Edition 2

The Making of the Modern World: Connected Histories, Divergent Paths 1500 to the Present / Edition 2

by Robert W. Strayer, Robert J. Smith, Robert B. Marks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312050178

ISBN-13: 9780312050177

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312050177
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
515
Product dimensions:
7.94(w) x 9.97(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction The Shape of the Modern World 1(18)
Part I The First Modern Societies: Europe since 1500 18(90)
Why Europe?
20(18)
"The Heavens and the Earth": Europe's Scientific Revolution
38(14)
The "Hidden Hand": Capitalism and the Transformation of Europe
52(17)
"The Great Acceleration": Industrialization and Social Change in Europe
69(18)
Collapse and Reconstruction: Europe in the Twentieth Century
87(21)
Suggestions for Further Reading: Europe
107(1)
Part II Intersections and Encounters: Global Connections since 1500 108(28)
Europe and the World: Forms and Phases of Global Expansion
110(26)
Comparative Essay: Paths to the Modern World: Patterns, Themes, and Questions
130(5)
Suggestions for Further Reading: Europe and the World
135(1)
Part III Europe's Extensions: Variations on a Modern Theme 136(70)
European Offshoot or Unique Experiment? The United States in World History
138(21)
Social Inequality and Dependent Development: The Latin American Difference
159(20)
The Soviet Alternative: The Rise and Fall of a Communist Experiment
179(27)
Comparative Essay: The Development Debate
201(3)
Suggestions for Further Reading: Europe's Extensions
204(2)
Part IV From the Middle Lands to the Middle East: Islam and the Challenge of the West 206(60)
Religion, Empire, and Hemispheric Civilization: The Making of the Islamic World
208(14)
Reversal of Roles: The Middle East and the West, 1500--1900
222(19)
Nationalism, Modernity, and Islam: The Middle East in the Twentieth Century
241(25)
Comparative Essay: Industrialization in the Developing World
262(3)
Suggestions for Further Reading: The Middle East
265(1)
Part V Communities and States: India in Modern History 266(60)
Experiments in Diversity: States and Societies in Early Modern South Asia
268(19)
India and the British Raj
287(19)
Democracy, Development, and Cultural Pluralism: India since Independence
306(20)
Comparative Essay: Nationalisms in Modern World History
321(3)
Suggestions for Further Reading: India
324(2)
Part VI East Asia and the Modern World: Comparing China and Japan 326(94)
The Middle Kingdom: The Making of the Chinese Empire
328(15)
"Foreign Devils": China and Western Imperialism, 1500--1900
343(15)
Nationalists and Communists: The Chinese Revolution 1900--1949
358(16)
Socialism, Development, and Politics: The People's Republic of China
374(18)
Japan: The Authoritarian Road to Capitalism
392(28)
Comparative Essay: Comparing Revolutions and Communist Regimes: Russia and China
415(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading: China and Japan
417(3)
Part VII Colonialism, Nationalism, and Development: Africa in the Modern World 420(67)
Old Africa and New Pressures
422(17)
Modernization or Distorted Development? The Colonial Experience in Africa
439(16)
Toward Independence: Shaping New Societies in Africa
455(15)
Development or Deterioration? Beyond Independence in Africa
470(17)
Suggestions for Further Reading: Africa
486(1)
Conclusion East and West, North and South: Problems and Prospects in the Global Village 487(16)
Suggestions for Further Reading: The Global Village 503(2)
Index 505

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