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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Matossian, Mary Allerton Kilbourne.
Shaping world history.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, 1997
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Mary Allerton Kilbourne Matossian
|ISBN:||0765600617 9780765600615 0765600625 9780765600622 0585023972 9780585023977|
|Description:||1 online resource (xv, 247 p.) : maps.|
|Contents:||Part 1 Introduction - Major Causes of Breakthroughs: Climatic Changes; Technologies of Communication and Transportation; The Competence of Political Elites; Scientific Progress. Part 2 From Hominids to Humans - Biology, Geography and Climatic Change: Anthropology and Prehistory; Geography and Prehistory; How Climatic Changes are Reconstructed. Part 3 The First Farmers: The Origins of Agriculture; Mouldy Food and Mortality; Agriculture in Other Regions; Metallurgy, Pre-Writing and Trade; Transportation Technology and Trade; Toward the Birth of Civilizations. Part 4 The Birth of "Civilization" 3000-500 BC: Ploughing and Irrigation; The Invention of Writing in Eurasia; Social Control; Climatic Change for the Worse; Political Decentralization and Colonization; Bronze Metallurgy; Iron Metallurgy; Conclusion. Part 5 The Roman Empire and the Han Empire, 200 BC to AD 200: Population Trends; Political Organization; Political Thinking; Climatic Changes; Industrial Technology; Communication Technology; Transportation Technology; The Struggle for Character; Imperial Decline; Conclusion. Part 6 The Chinese Millennium, AD 500-1500: Climatic Change and Population History; Technological Improvements, 500-1000; 1000-1300; 1300-1500; The Decline of Chinese Inventiveness. Part 7 Reasoned Dissent - Printing, Universities and Transport: Mediaeval Universities and Reasoned Dissent; Printing with Movable Type; Urban Development and Transportation Technology. Part 8 Protestant Maritime Political Culture - the Breakthrough to Freedom: The Contrast with Mediaeval Feudal Monarchies; Continental Political Culture; Protestant Maritime Political Culture; An Example - The Society of Friends; How Did Protestant Maritime Political Culture Emerge?; Advantages of Protestant Maritime Political Culture; Conclusion. Part 9 The Scientific Revolution of the 17th Century: Copernicus; Galileo; Kepler; Newton. Part 10 The Population Explosion, 1700-1900: Origins of the Population Explosion; Climatic Change; Dietary Changes; Transportation and Trade; European Mortality Decline in the 19th Century; European Fertility Decline, 1875-1914; China's Population Explosion; Conclusion. Part 11 The Industrial Revolution in Britain: The Search for Explanations; Key Inventions in the Industrial Revolution; Progress in Chemistry and Physics; Communication at the Speed of Light; Conclusion. Part 12 Social Control Since 1789: Political Cultures and Literacy; The French Revolution of 1789 - Origins and Consequences; Nationalism; Democracy; Systematic Cooption; Social Control After 1918; Conclusion. Part 13 Darwin's Dangerous Idea: The Importance of Geology; Evolutionary Thinking in Darwin's Time; Early Life of Darwin; Why Darwin's Idea was Dangerous. Part 14 Breakthroughs in Science and Technology: The Influence of Steam Transportation; The Marriage of Science and Technology; Electricity in Industry; Industrial Chemistry; The Internal Combustion Engine; Conclusion. Part 15 (Part contents)|
|Series Title:||Sources and studies in world history.|
|Responsibility:||Mary Kilbourne Matossian.|