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Modern history, 1453-

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  • The Origins of the Modern Worldby Robert B. Marks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99

    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.... more...

  • The Struggle for Europeby William I. Hitchcock

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.95

    From the ashes of World War II to the conflict over Iraq, William Hitchcock examines the miraculous transformation of Europe from a deeply fractured land to a continent striving for stability, tolerance, democracy, and prosperity. Exploring the role of Cold War politics in Europe?s peace settlement and the half century that followed, Hitchcock... more...

  • Introduction to Global Military Historyby Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This lucid account of military developments around the modern world begins with the American War of Independence and the French revolutionary wars and continues chronologically to the latest 21 st century conflicts. It combines determinedly global coverage with thought-provoking analysis not only of the military aspects of conflict but also its social,... more...

  • A Concise History of Modern Europeby David S. Mason

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 31.99

    Highlighting the most important events, ideas, and individuals that have shaped modern Europe, this text provides a readable, concise history of the continent from the Enlightenment and the French Revolution to the present. Any reader who wants a broad sweep of European history will find this book an engaging narrative. more...

  • The First World War in Africaby Hew Strachan

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 37.99

    To Arms is Hew Strachan's most complete and definitive study of the opening of the First World War. Now, key sections from this magisterial work are published as individual paperbacks, each complete in itself, and with a new introduction by the author.The First World War was not just fought in the trenches of the western front. It embraced all of Africa.... more...

  • Europe and the People Without Historyby Eric R. Wolf

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological... more...

  • Young Ottomans, Theby Nazan Cicek

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    The Eastern Question, as it was termed by the European Powers in the nineteenth century, was a debate primarily concerned with the issue of ?what to do with the Turk??. The Ottoman Empire had become known as the ?sick man of Europe? following its gradual decline since the eighteenth century, and its demise would be highly problematic for the crowned... more...

  • The Economics of World War Iby Stephen Broadberry; Mark Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00

    A major contribution to our understanding of total war. more...

  • Die Frühe Neuzeit. Revisionen einer Epocheby Andreas Höfele; Jan-Dirk Müller; Wulf Oesterreicher

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 148.56

    The essays reflect the work of a broad spectrum of disciplines in humanities and cultural studies. They present a new vision of the early modern era, which attempts to register the diverse and contradictory nature of early modern culture, transcending unambiguous notions of development such as ?modernization? or ?secularization.? more...

  • Die Inszenierung der heroischen Monarchieby Martin Wrede

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 95.49

    Der Band verbindet zwei Themen, die in der Frühneuzeitforschung neues Interesse erfahren: Adel und Monarchie. Er fragt dafür nach der gemeinsamen ideellen ?ritterlich?-heroischen Grundlage von König und Adel, denn ?Ritter? hat die Geschichtswissenschaft seit jeher gerade unter den Kaisern und Königen ausgemacht, im Rahmen der Gegenüberstellung... more...