Worlds Together, Worlds Apart A History of the World from the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present

ISBN-10: 0393977463
ISBN-13: 9780393977462
Edition: 2002
Authors: Robert Tignor
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Description: This narrative departs from the standard rise of the West storyline that has driven world historiography for a century. It paints a different modern world history, one in which global integration has manifested in fits and starts.

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List price: $59.65
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 1.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.926

This narrative departs from the standard rise of the West storyline that has driven world historiography for a century. It paints a different modern world history, one in which global integration has manifested in fits and starts.

Preface
The Worlds of 1300
Contact and Isolation
Worlds Apart
The Four Major Cultural Areas of Eurasia
Borderlands near China
Mongol Conquests and Connections
Conclusion
Further Readings
Crises and Recovery in Eurasia, 1300s-1500s
Collapse and Integration
Islamic Dynasties
Ming China
Western Christendom
Conclusion
Further Readings
Contact, Commerce, and Colonization, 1450s-1600
Revival of Trade
European Exploration and Expansion
The Atlantic World
The Transformation of Europe
Growth of Trade in Asia
Conclusion
Further Readings
Worlds Entangled, 1600-1750
Increasing Economic Linkages
New Colonies in the Americas
The Slave Trade and Africa
Asia in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Transformations of Europe
Conclusion
Further Readings
Cultures of Splendor and Power, 1600-1780
Trade and Culture
Culture in the Islamic World
Culture and Politics in East Asia
The Enlightenment in Europe
Hybrid Cultures in the Americas
Imperialism in Oceania
Conclusion
Further Readings
Reordering the World, 1750-1850
Transformations in the Atlantic World
Political Reorderings
Change and Trade in Africa
Economic Reordering
Persistence and Change in Eurasia
Conclusion
Further Readings
Alternative Visions of the Nineteenth Century
Reactions to Social and Political Change
Prophecy and Revitalization in the Islamic World and Africa
Prophecy and Rebellion in China
Utopians, Socialists, and Radicals in Europe
Insurgencies Against Colonizing and Centralizing States
Conclusion
Further Readings
Nations and Empires, 1850-1914
Nation-Building and Expansion
Expansion and Nation-Building in the Americas
Consolidation of Nation-States in Europe
Industry, Science, and Technology
Imperialism
Japan, Russia, and China
Conclusion
Further Readings
An Unsettled World, 1890-1914
Progress and Upheaval
Discontent with Imperialism
Worldwide Insecurities
Cultural Modernism
Rethinking Race and Reimagining Nations
Conclusion
Further Readings
Of Masses and Visions of the Modern, 1910-1939
Economic and Political Modernities
The Great War
Mass Culture
Mass Production and Mass Consumption
Mass Politics: Competing Visions of Becoming Modern
Conclusion
Further Readings
The Three-World Order, 1940-1975
Competing Blocs
World War II and Its Aftermath
The Beginning of the Cold War
Decolonization
Three Worlds
Tensions in the Three-World Order
Conclusion
Further Readings
Globalization
Global Integration
Removing Obstacles to Globalization
Unleashing Globalization
Characteristics of the New Global Order
Citizenship in the Global World
Conclusion
Further Readings
Pronunciation Guide
Credits
Index

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