World from 1450 To 1700

ISBN-10: 0195337972
ISBN-13: 9780195337976
Edition: 2009
Authors: John E. Wills
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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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.

John Laslettis Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author or co-author of many books includingLabor and the Left, Failure of a Dream?, Colliers Across the Sea, and History of the ILGWU in Los Angeles.John E. Wills Jr. is professor of history at the University of Southern California and the author of many acclaimed works in cultural history.

Editors' Preface
Prologue. Texas and the World
Islam and a Wider World, 1450-1490
Columbian Exchanges, 1490-1530
Old Ways Made New, 1530-1570
New Shapes of Power, 1570-1610
Settlers and Diasporas, 1610-1640
Time of Troubles, 1640-1670
Toward an Early Modern World, 1670-1700
Chronology
Notes
Further Reading
Web Sites
Acknowledgments
Index

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