A Concise History of the Modern World, Fourth Edition: 1500 to the Present: A Guide to World…

Paperback | September 7, 2002

byWilliam Woodruff

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By investigating the major changes of world history during the past five hundred years, this book provides the necessary global perspective to understand the geopolitical and geoeconomic changes facing us today. We have reached a crucial transitional stage in world history in which the world will no longer be shaped by the single image of western modernism, but increasingly by the image of all cultures and civilizations. The need to take a world view--which this book provides--has become acute.

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By investigating the major changes of world history during the past five hundred years, this book provides the necessary global perspective to understand the geopolitical and geoeconomic changes facing us today. We have reached a crucial transitional stage in world history in which the world will no longer be shaped by the single image...

William Woodruff is Graduate Research Professor (Emeritus) in Economic History at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.61 × 5.64 × 1.11 inPublished:September 7, 2002Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333971639

ISBN - 13:9780333971635

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Origin of Our Times: An Asian-Dominated World o Europe: 1500-1914 • Africa: 1500-1914 • The Rise of the West • The Impact of Western Man • "White Peril" in the East • The Expansion of the Russian Empire • The Expansion of the American Empires • The Scientific and Industrial Revolutions • The Great War: 1914-1918 • 1917: Communism, a New World Religion • Asia in the Interwar Years • The Second World War: 1939-1945 • The Balance of Terror • The Decolonization of Africa • Communism and Its Collapse in the USSR and Eastern Europe • Twentieth Century Latin America • Western Europe and North America • The Resurgence of Asia • The Threat of World Anarchy