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The birth of the modern world, 1780-1914 : global connections and comparisons

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  • ISBN: 0631187995
  • ISBN: 9780631187998
  • ISBN: 0631236163
  • ISBN: 9780631236160
  • Physical Description: print
    xxiv, 540 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 514-532) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: List of illustrations -- List of maps and tables -- Series editor's preface -- Acknowledgments -- Notes and conventions -- Introduction -- Organization of the book -- Problem 1: Prime movers and the economic factor -- Problem 2: Global history and postmodernism -- Problem 3: Continuing "riddle of the modern" -- Conforming to standards: bodily practice -- Building outward from the body: communications and complexity -- Part 1: End Of The Old Regime -- 1: Old regimes and "Archaic globalization" -- Peasants and lords -- Politics of difference -- Powers on the fringes of states -- Harbingers of new political formations -- Prehistory of globalization -- Archaic and early modern globalization -- Prospect -- 2: Passages from the old regimes to modernity -- Last Greta Domestication and Industrious -- Revolutions-- New patterns of Afro-Asian material culture, production, and trade -- Internal and external limits of Afro-Asian "Industrious Revolutions" -- Trade, finance, and innovation: European competitive advantages -- Activist, patriotic state evolves -- Critical publics -- Development of Asian and African publics -- Conclusion: Backwardness, lags, and conjunctures -- Prospect -- 3: Converging revolution, 1780-1820 -- Contemporaries ponder the world crisis -- Summary anatomy of the world crisis, 1720-1820 -- Sapping the legitimacy of the state: from France to China -- Ideological origins of the modern left and the modern state -- Nationalities versus states and empires -- Third revolution: Polite and commercial peoples worldwide -- Prospect -- Part 2: Modern World In Genesis -- 4: 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? -- Losers in the new world order, 1815-1865 -- Problems of hybrid legitimacy: whose state was it? -- State gains strength, but not enough -- Wars of legitimacy in Asia: a summary account -- Economic and ideological roots of the Asian Revolutions -- Years of hunger and rebellion in Europe, 1848-1851 -- American Civil War as a global event -- Convergence or difference? -- Reviewing the argument -- 5: Industrialization and the new city -- Historians, industrialization, and cities -- Progress of industrialization -- Poverty and the absence of industry -- Cities as centers of production, consumption, and politics -- 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 -- 6: 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 -- World of nation-states? -- Persistence of archaic globalization -- From globalization to internationalism -- Internationalism in practice -- Conclusion -- Part 3: State And Society In The Age Of Imperialism -- 7: Myths and technologies of the modern state -- Dimensions of the modern state -- State and the historians -- Problems of defining the state -- Modern state takes root: geographical dimensions -- Claims to justice and symbols of power -- State's resources -- State's obligations to society -- Tools of the state -- State, economy, and nation -- Balance sheet: what had the state achieved? -- 8: Theory and practice of liberalism, rationalism, socialism, and science -- Contextualizing intellectual history -- Corruption of the righteous republic: a classic theme -- Righteous republics worldwide -- 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 -- Reception of socialism and its local resonances -- Science in global context -- Professionalization at world level -- Conclusion -- 9: Empires of religion -- Religion in the eyes of contemporaries -- View of recent historians -- Rise of new-style religion -- Modes of religious dominion, their agents and their limitations -- Formalizing religious authority, creating imperial religions -- Formalizing doctrines and rites -- 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 -- 10: 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 -- 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 -- Part 4: Change, Decay, And Crisis -- 11: Reconstitution of social hierarchies -- Change and the historians -- Gender and subordination in the liberal age -- Slavery's Indian summer -- Peasant and rural laborer as bond serf -- Peasants that got away -- Why rural subordination survived -- 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? -- 12: 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 -- White deluge, 1840-1890 -- Deluge in practice: New Zealand, South Africa, and the USA -- Ruling savage natures: recovery and marginalization -- 13: Conclusion: Great acceleration, c 1890-1914 -- Predicting things to come -- Agricultural depression, internationalism, and the new imperialism -- New nationalism -- 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.
Summary, etc.: This thematic history of the world from 1780 to the onset of the First World War reveals that the world was far more 'globalised' at this time than is commonly thought. Sketches the 'ripple effects' of world crises such as the European revolutions and the American Civil War. Shows how events in Asia, Africa and South America impacted on the world as a whole. Considers the great themes of the nineteenth-century world, including the rise of the modern state, industrialisation and liberalism. Challenges and complements the regional and national approaches which have traditionally dominated history teaching and writing.
Subject: Revolutions History 18th century
History, Modern 19th century
History, Modern 20th century
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