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Title:
History of the modern world
Author:
Cooke, Tim, 1961-
Publication Information:
New York : Marshall Cavendish, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
10 volumes ; 30 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. Origins of the modern world -- v. 2. Religion and change in Europe -- v. 3. Old and new worlds -- v. 4. The Age of the Enlightenment -- v. 5. Revolution and change -- v. 6. The changing balance of power -- v. 7. World War I and its consequences -- v. 8. World War II and the Cold War -- v. 9. The world today -- v. 10. Index.
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9780761471479

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Book

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Summary

This ten-volume set picks up where the 12-volume History of the Ancient and Medieval World left off. The first volume begins with an overview of the political, social, and religious elements that engendered the modern world, examines the technological and intellectual transformations associated with modernism, and establishes a basis for understanding the internal histories of Africa and Asia. Subsequent volumes examine in greater detail the cultures, politics, and leaders of nations and empires throughout the world. Each of nine volumes contains a timeline, glossary, bibliography, and index. Volume 10 contains information such as a chronicle of world leaders, a time line of modern world history, a glossary, an index to the other nine volumes, thematic indexes, and further available resources. Generously illustrated in color and b&w. Appropriate for high school students.


Summary

v. 1. Origins of the modern world -- v. 2. Religion and change in Europe -- v. 3. Old and new worlds -- v. 4. The Age of the Enlightenment -- v. 5. Revolution and change -- v. 6. The changing balance of power -- v. 7. World War I and its consequences -- v. 8. World War II and the Cold War -- v. 9. The world today -- v. 10. Index.


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Booklist Review

Picking up where History of the Ancient and Medieval World [RBB O 15 97] left off, this set covers the period from 1500 to 1999. The set generally follows a chronological sequence, from Origins of the Modern World to The World Today. Some volumes, however, take a more thematic approach. Volume one, Old and New Worlds, looks at the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in terms of the changes wrought by religious conflict; volume three examines roughly the same period in terms of European encounters with other civilizations. World War I and World War II each have volumes of their own. Within each volume, arrangement is thematic. Religion and Change in Europe, for example, has 12 chapters covering topics such as "Religious Protest," Tudor England," and "The Scientific Revolution." Chapters are generally 10 pages long. Following the narrative portion are a volume-specific time line, glossary, bibliography, and index. Volume 10 contains several thematic indexes and a comprehensive A^-Z index as well as a general chronology and "Chronicles," which are lists of rulers and leaders arranged by country. Also found here are a general glossary and "Further Resources," which compiles the bibliographies from each volume and adds a few Web sites and videos. Like its predecessor, the strength of the set lies in its lavish illustrations, combining maps, full-color photographs, and reproductions of works of art. There is at least one illustration on every page. Although the emphasis is on western Europe and North America, an effort has been made to achieve some cultural balance. Volume six, The Changing Balance of Power, for example, includes chapters on Africa, China, Japan, Mexico, the Ottoman Empire, and South America. Middle-school, high-school, and public libraries that have found History of the Ancient and Medieval World useful will want this appealing resource.


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