Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914

ISBN-10: 0631236163
ISBN-13: 9780631236160
Edition: 2003
Authors: C. A. Bayly
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List price: $50.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

A thematic history of the world from 1780, the pivotal year of the revolutionary age, to the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It brings together historical data and arguments from different societies in order to show how interconnected the world was, even before the onset of modern globalization.

List of Illustrations
List of Maps and Tables
Series Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments
Notes and Conventions
Introduction
The Organization of the Book
"Prime Movers" and the Economic Factor
Global History and Postmodernism
The Continuing "Riddle of the Modern"
Conforming to Standards: Bodily Practice
Building Outward from the Body: Communications and Complexity
The End of the Old Regime
Old Regimes and "Archaic Globalization"
Peasants and Lords
The Politics of Difference
Powers on the Fringes of States
Harbingers of New Political Formations
The Prehistory of "Globalization"
Archaic and Early Modern Globalization
Prospect
Passages from the Old Regimes to Modernity
The Last "Great Domestication" and "Industrious Revolutions"
New Patterns of Afro-Asian Material Culture, Production, and Trade
The Internal and External Limits of Afro-Asian "Industrious Revolutions"
Trade, Finance, and Innovation: European Competitive Advantages
The Activist, Patriotic State Evolves
Critical Publics
The Development of Asian and African Publics
Conclusion: "Backwardness," Lags, and Conjunctures
Prospect
Converging Revolutions, 1780-1820
Contemporaries Ponder the World Crisis
A Summary Anatomy of the World Crisis, 1720-1820
Sapping the Legitimacy of the State: From France to China
The Ideological Origins of the Modern Left and the Modern State
Nationalities versus States and Empires
The Third Revolution: Polite and Commercial Peoples Worldwide
Prospect
The Modern World in Genesis
Between World Revolutions, c. 1815-1865
Assessing the "Wreck of Nations"
British Maritime Supremacy, World Trade, and the Revival of Agriculture
Emigration: A Safety Valve?
The Losers in the "New World Order," 1815-1865
Problems of Hybrid Legitimacy: Whose State Was It?
The State Gains Strength, but not Enough
Wars of Legitimacy in Asia: A Summary Account
Economic and Ideological Roots of the Asian Revolutions
The Years of Hunger and Rebellion in Europe, 1848-1851
The American Civil War as a Global Event
Convergence or Difference?
Reviewing the Argument
Industrialization and the New City
Historians, Industrialization, and Cities
The Progress of Industrialization
Poverty and the Absence of Industry
Cities as Centers of Production, Consumption, and Politics
The Urban Impact of the Global Crisis, 1780-1820
Race and Class in the New Cities
Working-Class Politics
Worldwide Urban Cultures and their Critics
Conclusion
Nation, Empire, and Ethnicity, c.1860-1900
Theories of Nationalism
When was Nationalism?
Whose Nation?
Perpetuating Nationalisms: Memories, National Associations, and Print
From Community to Nation: The Eurasian Empires
Where We Stand with Nationalism
Peoples without States: Persecution or Assimilation?
Imperialism and its History: The Late Nineteenth Century
Dimensions of the "New Imperialism"
A World of Nation-States?
The Persistence of Archaic Globalization
From Globalization to Internationalism
Internationalism in Practice
Conclusion
State and Society in the Age of Imperialism
Myths and Technologies of the Modern State
Dimensions of the Modern State
The State and the Historians
Problems of Defining the State
The Modern State Takes Root: Geographical Dimensions
Claims to Justice and Symbols of Power
The State's Resources
The State's Obligations to Society
Tools of the State
State, Economy, and Nation
A Balance Sheet: What had the State Achieved?
The Theory and Practice of Liberalism, Rationalism, Socialism, and Science
Contextualizing Intellectual History
The Corruption of the Righteous Republic: A Classic Theme
Righteous Republics Worldwide
The Advent of Liberalism and the Market: Western Exceptionalism?
Liberalism and Land Reform: Radical Theory and Conservative Practice
Free Trade or National Political Economy?
Representing the Peoples
Secularism and Positivism: Transnational Affinities
The Reception of Socialism and its Local Resonances
Science in Global Context
Professionalization at World Level
Conclusion
Empires of Religion
Religion in the Eyes of Contemporaries
The View of Recent Historians
The Rise of New-Style Religion
Modes of Religious Dominion, their Agents and their Limitations
Formalizing Religious Authority, Creating "Imperial Religions"
Formalizing Doctrines and Rites
The Expansion of "Imperial Religions" on their Inner and Outer Frontiers
Pilgrimage and Globalization
Printing and the Propagation of Religion
Religious Building
Religion and the Nation
Conclusion: The Spirits of the Age
The World of the Arts and the Imagination
Arts and Politics
Hybridity and Uniformity in Art across the Globe
Leveling Forces: The Market, the Everyday, and the Museum
The Arts of the Emerging Nation, 1760-1850
Arts and the People, 1850-1914
Outside the West: Adaptation and Dependency
Architecture: A Mirror of the City
Towards World Literature?
Conclusion: Arts and Societies
Prospect
Change, Decay, and Crisis
The Reconstitution of Social Hierarchies
Change and the Historians
Gender and Subordination in the "Liberal Age"
Slavery's Indian Summer
The Peasant and Rural Laborer as Bond Serf
The Peasants that Got Away
Why Rural Subordination Survived
The Transformation of "Gentries"
Challenges to the Gentry
Routes to Survival: State Service and Commerce
Men of Fewer "Broad Acres" in Europe
Surviving Supremacies
Continuity or Change?
The Destruction of Native Peoples and Ecological Depredation
What is Meant by "Native Peoples"?
Europeans and Native Peoples before c.1820
Native Peoples in the "Age of Hiatus"
The White Deluge, 1840-1890
The Deluge in Practice: New Zealand, South Africa, and the USA
Ruling Savage Natures: Recovery and Marginalization
Conclusion: The Great Acceleration, c.1890-1914
Predicting "Things to Come"
The Agricultural Depression, Internationalism, and the New Imperialism
The New Nationalism
The Strange Death of International Liberalism
Summing Up: Globalization and Crisis, 1780-1914
Global Comparisons and Connections, 1780-1914: Conclusion
What Were the Motors of Change?
Power in Global and International Networks
Contested Uniformity and Universal Complexity Revisited
August 1914
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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