Why Europe? The Rise of the West in World History 1500-1850

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August 2008



Part of McGraw-Hill's Explorations in World History series, this brief and accessible volume explores one of the biggest questions of recent historical debate: how among all of Eurasia's interconnected centers of power, it was Europe that came to dominate much of the world. Author Jack Goldstone presents the argument as it stands in light of up-to-date research so that readers can come to understand the technological and economic inequalities between Europe and the rest of the world came to be and decide for themselves where the driving forces behind this phenomenon are taking us


Introduction: Earth - A Global View Chapter 1: The World circa 1500: When Riches Were in the East Chapter 2: Patterns of Change in World History Chapter 3: The Great Religions and Social Change Chapter 4: Trade and Conquest Chapter 5: Family Life and Standards of Living Chapter 6: States, Laws, Taxes, and Revolutions Chapter 7: Changing the Pace of Change: Was there an Industrial Revolution? Chapter 8: Trajectories of Science in the East and the West Conclusion: The Rise of the West - A Temporary Phase?

EAN: 9780072848014
ISBN: 0072848014
Untertitel: Global Change in a Global Context, 1500-1900 A. D. 'History'. Illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2008
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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