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Worlds Together Worlds Apart

Author: Robert Tignor
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393284133
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The most globally integrated book in its field, Worlds Together, Worlds Apart is unmatched in helping students draw connections and comparisons across time and place. Streamlined chapters, innovative pedagogy, and NEW scholarship, with expanded coverage of environmental history, make the Fifth Edition the most accessible and relevant yet. NEW interactive learning resources develop history skills and assess comprehension of major themes and concepts.

An Arab Syrian Gentleman And Warrior In The Period Of The Crusades

Author: Usāmah ibn Munqidh
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231121248
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The life of Usâmah ibn-Munqidh epitomized the height of Arab civilization as it flourished in the period of the early Crusades. His memoirs present an uncommon non-European perspective and understanding of the military and cultural contact between East and West, Muslim and Christian. His writing is remarkable for its narrative clarity, its humanity, and its wealth of perceptive details.

Worlds Together Worlds Apart

Author: Robert Tignor
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393922097
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A truly global approach to world history built around significant world history stories.

A History Of The World

Author: Robert Tignor
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393156270
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The most global approach to world history, now more streamlined and accessible.

Empire Of Cotton

Author: Sven Beckert
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0375713964
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"The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality in the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Sven Beckert's rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world's most significant manufacturing industry combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world. Here is the story of how, beginning well before the advent of machine production in 1780, these men created a potent innovation (Beckert calls it war capitalism, capitalism based on unrestrained actions of private individuals; the domination of masters over slaves, of colonial capitalists over indigenous inhabitants), and crucially affected the disparate realms of cotton that had existed for millennia. We see how this thing called war capitalism shaped the rise of cotton, and then was used as a lever to transform the world. The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, farmers and merchants, workers and factory owners. In this as in so many other ways, Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the modern world. The result is a book as unsettling and disturbing as it is enlightening: a book that brilliantly weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist"--Résumé de l'éditeur.

The Origins Of The Modern World

Author: Robert Marks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 074255418X
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This volume presents a global narrative of the origins of the modern world. Unlike most studies, which assume that the rise of the West is the story of the coming of the modern world, this history accords importance to the 'underdeveloped world'.