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The origins of the modern world : a global and environmental narrative from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century

Author: Robert Marks
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Series: World social change.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"Now in a new edition, this clearly written and engrossing book presents a global and environmental narrative of the origins of the modern world since 1400. Robert Marks constructs a story in which Asia, Africa, and the New World play major roles and points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Marks
ISBN: 9781442212398 144221239X 9781442212404 1442212403 1442212411 9781442212411
OCLC Number: 902726566
Awards: Joint winner of Delancyplace Top Ten Selection of the Decade 2015
Description: xi, 263 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of figures and maps --
Preface to the third edition --
Introduction: The rise of the West? --
The material and trading worlds, circa 1400 --
Starting with China --
Empires, states, and the New World, 1500-1775 --
The industrial revolution and its consequences, 1750-1850 --
The gap --
The great departure --
Conclusion: Changes, continuities, and the shape of the future.
Series Title: World social change.
Responsibility: Robert B. Marks.

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