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The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Ecological Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-first Century

The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Ecological Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-first Century

by Robert B. Marks

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.
ISBN: 9781122277730
Pages: 240
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 6 Mb
Date posting: 2020-02-16
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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, constructs a story in which those parts of the world play major roles. Robert B. Marks defines the modern world as one marked by industry, the nation state, interstate warfare, a large andgrowing gap between the wealthiest and poorest parts of the world, and an escape from "the biological old regime." He explains its origins by emphasizing contingencies (such as the conquest of the New World); the broad