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The World from 1450 to 1700
     

The World from 1450 to 1700

by John E. Wills Jr.
 

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ISBN-10: 0195337972

ISBN-13: 9780195337976

Pub. Date: 10/15/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In The World from 1450 to 1700, historian John Wills takes a fresh look at one of the most fascinating and tumultuous periods in world history. Assuming a global perspective, rather than the traditional Eurocentric view, Wills traces the interwoven changes that led from the world of Columbus, Luther, and the Mughal emperor Babur to the world of Locke, Louis XIV,

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In The World from 1450 to 1700, historian John Wills takes a fresh look at one of the most fascinating and tumultuous periods in world history. Assuming a global perspective, rather than the traditional Eurocentric view, Wills traces the interwoven changes that led from the world of Columbus, Luther, and the Mughal emperor Babur to the world of Locke, Louis XIV, and the Kangxi emperor. The book's multi-centered approach explores historical events not in isolation but rather in a dynamic nexus of connections ranging from the Italian Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation to the Sikh, Hindu, and Confucian revivals; from the transformation of Japan in 1600 to the forced migrations of millions of African slaves; from the English Civil War and expanding Qing and Muscovite empires in Asia to new forms of scientific knowledge and parliamentary democracy in Europe. It is an interlocking world of change and movement, innovation and conquest, and Wills marshals his extraordinary narrative skill and breadth of learning to bring this period vibrantly to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195337976
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Series:
New Oxford World History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,388,305
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Texas and the World
1. Islam and Its Others, 1450-1490
2. The Columbian Exchange, 1490-1530
3. Old Ways Made New, 1530-1570
4. New Shapes of Power, 1570-1610
5. Settlers and Slaves, 1610-1640
6. Time of Troubles, 1640-1670
7. Toward an Early Modern World, 1670-170

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