The Transformation of the World

This is the highly anticipated English edition of the spectacularly successful and critically acclaimed German book, which is also being translated into Chinese, Polish, Russian, and French.

The Transformation of the World

A panoramic global history of the nineteenth century A monumental history of the nineteenth century, The Transformation of the World offers a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of a world in transition. Jürgen Osterhammel, an eminent scholar who has been called the Braudel of the nineteenth century, moves beyond conventional Eurocentric and chronological accounts of the era, presenting instead a truly global history of breathtaking scope and towering erudition. He examines the powerful and complex forces that drove global change during the "long nineteenth century," taking readers from New York to New Delhi, from the Latin American revolutions to the Taiping Rebellion, from the perils and promise of Europe's transatlantic labor markets to the hardships endured by nomadic, tribal peoples across the planet. Osterhammel describes a world increasingly networked by the telegraph, the steamship, and the railways. He explores the changing relationship between human beings and nature, looks at the importance of cities, explains the role slavery and its abolition played in the emergence of new nations, challenges the widely held belief that the nineteenth century witnessed the triumph of the nation-state, and much more. This is the highly anticipated English edition of the spectacularly successful and critically acclaimed German book, which is also being translated into Chinese, Polish, Russian, and French. Indispensable for any historian, The Transformation of the World sheds important new light on this momentous epoch, showing how the nineteenth century paved the way for the global catastrophes of the twentieth century, yet how it also gave rise to pacifism, liberalism, the trade union, and a host of other crucial developments.

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The Transformation of the World
Language: en
Pages: 1192
Authors: Jürgen Osterhammel
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-13 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

A panoramic global history of the nineteenth century A monumental history of the nineteenth century, The Transformation of the World offers a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of a world in transition. Jürgen Osterhammel, an eminent scholar who has been called the Braudel of the nineteenth century, moves beyond conventional Eurocentric
The Transformation of the World
Language: en
Pages: 1192
Authors: Jürgen Osterhammel
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-15 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

A panoramic global history of the nineteenth century A monumental history of the nineteenth century, The Transformation of the World offers a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of a world in transition. Jürgen Osterhammel, an eminent scholar who has been called the Braudel of the nineteenth century, moves beyond conventional Eurocentric
The Transformation of the World Economy
Language: en
Pages: 217
Authors: R. Solomon
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-06-02 - Publisher: Springer

This revised, extended and updated edition of Robert Solomon's well-received The Transformation of the World Economy assesses the remarkable changes in the world economy in recent decades. The impact of marketization, of globalization in both industry and finance, and of increased policy co-ordination as a response at regional and global
The Transformation of the World Economy, 1980-93
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Robert Solomon
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-10-28 - Publisher: Springer

The transformation since 1980 of many industrial countries, Communist nations and numerous developing countries entails a shift away from government involvement in economies toward greater reliance on market forces. This book analyses these dramatic changes in the context of the increasing economic interdependence under the influence of the revolution in
Asia and the Transformation of the World-System
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Ganesh K. Trichur
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-03 - Publisher: Routledge

In this collaboratively authored book world-system scholars critically synthesize Asia's re-emerging centrality despite the myriad financial crises that have punctuated the end of the U.S.-dominated Cold War world order. From different vantage points the authors review the turbulent landscape of the region that points toward a new Asian world order