The transformation of the world : a global history of the nineteenth century

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Full title: The transformation of the world : a global history of the nineteenth century / Jürgen Osterhammel ; translated by Patrick Camiller.
Alternative titles: Verwandlung der Welt. English
Main author: Osterhammel, Jürgen.
Other authors: Camiller, Patrick
Format: Book           


Summary: 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. -- Provided by publisher.
Other authors: Camiller, Patrick
Language: English
German
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Classmark: A909.81 /744976
Subjects:
Series: America in the world.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN: 9780691147451
0691147450