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The Origins of the Modern World

The Origins of the Modern World Book
Author : Robert Marks
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780742554191
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Origins of the Modern World

The Origins of the Modern World Book
Author : Robert B. Marks
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2015-02-05
ISBN : 1442212411
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This clearly written and engrossing book presents a global narrative of the origins of the modern world from 1400 to the present. Unlike most studies, which assume that the “rise of the West” is the story of the coming of the modern world, this history, drawing upon new scholarship on Asia, Africa, and the New World and upon the maturing field of environmental history, constructs a story in which those parts of the world play major roles, including their impacts on the environment. Robert B. Marks defines the modern world as one marked by industry, the nation state, interstate warfare, a large and growing gap between the wealthiest and poorest parts of the world, increasing inequality within the wealthiest industrialized countries, and an escape from the environmental constraints of the “biological old regime.” He explains its origins by emphasizing contingencies (such as the conquest of the New World); the broad comparability of the most advanced regions in China, India, and Europe; the reasons why England was able to escape from common ecological constraints facing all of those regions by the eighteenth century; a conjuncture of human and natural forces that solidified a gap between the industrialized and non-industrialized parts of the world; and the mounting environmental crisis that defines the modern world. Now in a new edition that brings the saga of the modern world to the present in an environmental context, the book considers how and why the United States emerged as a world power in the twentieth century and became the sole superpower by the twenty-first century, and why the changed relationship of humans to the environmental likely will be the hallmark of the modern era—the “Anthopocene.” Once again arguing that the U.S. rise to global hegemon was contingent, not inevitable, Marks also points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment that may in the long run overshadow any political and economic milestones of the past hundred years.

The Modern World System I

The Modern World System I Book
Author : Immanuel Wallerstein
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2011-06-10
ISBN : 0520948572
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Immanuel Wallerstein’s highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century’s greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

The Modern World system Capitalist agriculture and the origins of the European world economy in the sixteenth century

The Modern World system  Capitalist agriculture and the origins of the European world economy in the sixteenth century Book
Author : Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1974
ISBN : 9780127859248
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Modern World system Capitalist agriculture and the origins of the European world economy in the sixteenth century book written by Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Science and the Modern World

Science and the Modern World Book
Author : Alfred North Whitehead
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1997-08-01
ISBN : 0684836394
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alfred North Whitehead's SCIENCE AND THE MODERN WORLD, originally published in 1925, redefines the concept of modern science. Presaging by more than half a century most of today's cutting-edge thought on the cultural ramifications of science and technology, Whitehead demands that readers understand and celebrate the contemporary, historical, and cultural context of scientific discovery. Taking readers through the history of modern science, Whitehead shows how cultural history has affected science over the ages in relation to such major intellectual themes as romanticism, relativity, quantum theory, religion, and movements for social progress.

Catastrophe

Catastrophe Book
Author : David Keys
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2000-10-02
ISBN : 0345444361
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It was a catastrophe without precedent in recorded history: for months on end, starting in A.D. 535, a strange, dusky haze robbed much of the earth of normal sunlight. Crops failed in Asia and the Middle East as global weather patterns radically altered. Bubonic plague, exploding out of Africa, wiped out entire populations in Europe. Flood and drought brought ancient cultures to the brink of collapse. In a matter of decades, the old order died and a new world—essentially the modern world as we know it today—began to emerge. In this fascinating, groundbreaking, totally accessible book, archaeological journalist David Keys dramatically reconstructs the global chain of revolutions that began in the catastrophe of A.D. 535, then offers a definitive explanation of how and why this cataclysm occurred on that momentous day centuries ago. The Roman Empire, the greatest power in Europe and the Middle East for centuries, lost half its territory in the century following the catastrophe. During the exact same period, the ancient southern Chinese state, weakened by economic turmoil, succumbed to invaders from the north, and a single unified China was born. Meanwhile, as restless tribes swept down from the central Asian steppes, a new religion known as Islam spread through the Middle East. As Keys demonstrates with compelling originality and authoritative research, these were not isolated upheavals but linked events arising from the same cause and rippling around the world like an enormous tidal wave. Keys's narrative circles the globe as he identifies the eerie fallout from the months of darkness: unprecedented drought in Central America, a strange yellow dust drifting like snow over eastern Asia, prolonged famine, and the hideous pandemic of the bubonic plague. With a superb command of ancient literatures and historical records, Keys makes hitherto unrecognized connections between the "wasteland" that overspread the British countryside and the fall of the great pyramid-building Teotihuacan civilization in Mexico, between a little-known "Jewish empire" in Eastern Europe and the rise of the Japanese nation-state, between storms in France and pestilence in Ireland. In the book's final chapters, Keys delves into the mystery at the heart of this global catastrophe: Why did it happen? The answer, at once surprising and definitive, holds chilling implications for our own precarious geopolitical future. Wide-ranging in its scholarship, written with flair and passion, filled with original insights, Catastrophe is a superb synthesis of history, science, and cultural interpretation.

The Modern World system

The Modern World system Book
Author : Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9780127859224
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy Book
Author : Barrington Moore
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2015-12-08
ISBN : 0807097047
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A landmark in comparative history and a challenge to scholars of all lands who are trying to learn how we arrived at where we are now. -New York Times Book Review

Western Man and the Modern World Origins of Western civilization

Western Man and the Modern World  Origins of Western civilization Book
Author : Leonard Frank James
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1973
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Western Man and the Modern World Origins of Western civilization book written by Leonard Frank James, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Study of Folk Music in the Modern World

The Study of Folk Music in the Modern World Book
Author : Philip V. Bohlman
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 1988-06-22
ISBN : 9780253112606
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"[This book] is a contribution of considerable substance because it takes a holistic view of the field of folk music and the scholarship that has dealt with it." -- Bruno Nettl "... a praiseworthy combination of solid scholarship, penetrating discussion, and global relevance." -- Asian Folklore Studies "... successfully ties the history and development of folk music scholarship with contemporary concepts, issues, and shifts, and which treats varied folk musics of the world cultures within the rubric of folklore and ethnomusicology with subtle generalizations making sense to serious minds... " -- Folklore Forum "... [this book] challenges many carefully-nurtured sacred cows. Bohlman has executed an intellectual challenge of major significance by successfully organizing a welter of unruly data and ideas into a single, appropriately complex but coherent, system." -- Folk Music Journal Bohlman examines folk music as a genre of folklore from a broadly cross-cultural perspective and espouses a more expansive view of folk music, stressing its vitality in non-Western cultures as well as Western, in the present as well as the past.

The Origins of Modern English Society

The Origins of Modern English Society Book
Author : Harold Perkin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2003-09-02
ISBN : 113442549X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bringing together subjects such as culture, religion, morals, politics, economics, and mentality, Perkin presents and applies a holistic concept of social history in the tradition of great historians of the past. In this classic text of social history, Harold Perkin explores the emergence of a new form of class society in Victorian England, which differed radically from early modern society. He locates the origins of the modern English class system in the Industrial Revolution, the impact of which went beyond economy and technology, and changed the ways of living and perceptions of the English people in many ways. Origins of Modern English Society maintains its influence as a comprehensive and integrative survey of a crucial period in the development of English society.

Origins of the Modern Mind

Origins of the Modern Mind Book
Author : Merlin Donald
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9780674644847
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This bold and brilliant book asks the ultimate question of life sciences: How did the human mind acquire its incomparable power? Origins of the Modern Mind traces the evolution of human culture and cognition from primitive apes to the era of artificial intelligence, and presents an original theory of how the human mind evolved from its presymbolic form. Illustrated with line drawings.

The Invention of the Modern World

The Invention of the Modern World Book
Author : Alan Macfarlane,Reader in Historical Anthropology University of Cambridge Fellow Alan MacFarlane, Professor
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-04-16
ISBN : 9780615919638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the preface: 'This is a book which synthesizes a lifetime of reflection on the origins of the modern world. Through forty years of travel in Europe, Australia, India, Nepal, Japan and China I have observed the similarities and differences of cultures. I have read as widely as possible in both contemporary and classical works in history, anthropology and philosophy.' Prof Macfarlane is also the author of The Culture of Capitalism, The Savage Wars of Peace, The Riddle of the Modern World and The Making of the Modern World, among many others. This is the third book published by Odd Volumes, the imprint of The Fortnightly Review.

War in the Early Modern World

War in the Early Modern World Book
Author : Jeremy Black
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 1999
ISBN : 185728688X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Origins of Modern Humans

The Origins of Modern Humans Book
Author : Fred H. Smith,James C. Ahern
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-07-09
ISBN : 1118659902
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This update to the award-winning The Origins of ModernHumans: A World Survey of the Fossil Evidence covers the mostaccepted common theories concerning the emergence of modern Homosapiens—adding fresh insight from top young scholars onthe key new discoveries of the past 25 years. The Origins of Modern Humans: Biology Reconsidered allowsfield leaders to discuss and assess the assemblage of hominidfossil material in each region of the world during the Pleistoceneepoch. It features new fossil and molecular evidence, such as theevolutionary inferences drawn from assessments of modern humans andlarge segments of the Neandertal genome. It also addresses theimpact of digital imagery and the more sophisticated morphometricsthat have entered the analytical fray since 1984. Beginning with a thoughtful introduction by the authors onmodern human origins, the book offers such insightful chaptercontributions as: Africa: The Cradle of Modern People Crossroads of the Old World: Late Hominin Evolution in WesternAsia A River Runs through It: Modern Human Origins in East Asia Perspectives on the Origins of Modern Australians Modern Human Origins in Central Europe The Makers of the Early Upper Paleolithic in WesternEurasia Neandertal Craniofacial Growth and Development and ItsRelevance for Modern Human Origins Energetics and the Origin of Modern Humans Understanding Human Cranial Variation in Light of Modern HumanOrigins The Relevance of Archaic Genomes to Modern Human Origins The Process of Modern Human Origins: The Evolutionary andDemographic Changes Giving Rise to Modern Humans The Paleobiology of Modern Human Emergence Elegant and thought provoking, The Origins of Modern Humans:Biology Reconsidered is an ideal read for students, gradstudents, and professionals in human evolution andpaleoanthropology.

Chaos and Governance in the Modern World System

Chaos and Governance in the Modern World System Book
Author : Giovanni Arrighi
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780816631513
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a period of dramatic transformation and upheaval, as we wonder what the future holds, this book reminds us that the world has undergone enormous changes before and that an understanding of those changes may tell us something about our own turbulent time. The authors look to two earlier periods that resemble the present in key respects -- the transition from Dutch to British world hegemony in the eighteenth century and the transition from British to U.S. world hegemony in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. In each case, a system wide expansion culminated in crisis and systemic chaos; eventually, a new hegemonic power reorganized the system to solve the problems and contradictions that underlay the chaos. The authors find recurrent characteristics in these transitions, such as the resurgence of finance capital and the intensification of interstate rivalries and social conflict. They also recognize, however, how the present transition differs from the previous patterns. Among the anomalies are the proliferation of transnational organizations and communities, increased social conflict in driving systemic change, a geographical split between military and financial powers, and a shift in the processes of capital accumulation away from the West. Chaos and Governance in the Modern Worm System addresses controversies affecting a range of fields -- political, economic, social, and cultural -- concerned with global change. Though written from a world-systems perspective, it emphasizes the instability and adaptability of world capitalism and the role played by hegemonic states in periodically reorganizing the system.

Evolving Health

Evolving Health Book
Author : Noel T. Boaz
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2002-10-01
ISBN : 9780471212997
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Human illnesses can be understood as damage to those adaptationsthat we took on at various stages in our evolution from pre-lifemolecules to modern Homo sapiens. Preventing these illnessesentails avoiding what causes the damage-- which too frequently arethe everyday hazards of twenty-first-century life, as the chartbelow shows: Level of Evolution Cause of adaptive failure resulting disease or problem Pre-life Environmental poisons Certain birth defects Single cell (bacteria and amoeba-like) Viral infection Colds/flu/HIV Morula (sponge-like) Cellular stress Cancer Chordate Physical stress Back pain Fish Excess dietary salt Hypertension/heart disease Amphibian Tobacco smoke Lung cancer/emphysema Lower primate Excess dietary sugar Diabetes mellitus Higher primate Vitamin C deficiency Scurvy Ape Excess dietary protein Gout Homo sapiens Reduced dietary variety Nutritionaldiseases/food allergies

The Origins of the First World War

The Origins of the First World War Book
Author : James Joll,Gordon Martel
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-11-05
ISBN : 1317875354
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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James Joll's study is not simply another narrative, retracing the powder trail that was finally ignited at Sarajevo. It is an ambitious and wide-ranging analysis of the historical forces at work in the Europe of 1914, and the very different ways in which historians have subsequently attempted to understand them. The importance of the theme, the breadth and sympathy of James Joll's scholarship, and the clarity of his exposition, have all contributed to the spectacular success of the book since its first appearance in 1984. Revised by Gordon Martel, this new 3rd edition accommodates recent research and an expanded further reading section.

Metals Culture and Capitalism

Metals  Culture and Capitalism Book
Author : Jack Goody
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2012-11-15
ISBN : 1107029627
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A landmark exploration of the role of metals across Europe and Asia from the Bronze Age to the Industrial Revolution.

A Bitter Revolution

A Bitter Revolution Book
Author : Rana Mitter
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780192806055
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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China is now poised to take a key role on the world stage, but in the early twentieth century the situation could not have been more different. Rana Mitter goes back to this pivotal moment in Chinese history to uncover the origins of the painful transition from a premodern past into a modern world. By the 1920s the seemingly civilized world shaped over the last two thousand years by the legacy of the great philosopher Confucius was falling apart in the face of western imperialism and internal warfare. Chinese cities still bore the imprints of its ancient past with narrow, lanes and temples to long-worshipped gods, but these were starting to change with the influx of foreign traders, teachers, and missionaries, all eager to shape China's ancient past into a modern present. Mitter takes us through the resulting social turmoil and political promise, the devastating war against Japan in the 1940s, Communism and the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, and the new era of hope in the 1980s ended by the Tian'anmen uprising. He reveals the impetus behind the dramatic changes in Chinese culture and politics as being China's "New Culture" - a strain of thought which celebrated youth, individualism, and the heady mixture of strange and seductive new cultures from places as far apart as America, India, and Japan.