The sequel and companion volume to C.A. Bayly's ground-breaking The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914, this wide-ranging and sophisticated study explores global history since the First World War, offering a coherent, comparative overview of developments in politics, economics, and society at large.
- Written by one of the leading historians of his generation, an early intellectual leader in the study of World History
- Weaves a clear narrative history that explores the themes of politics, economics, social, cultural, and intellectual life throughout the long twentieth century
- Identifies the themes of state, capital, and communication as key drivers of change on a global scale in the last century, and explores the impact of those ideas
- Interrogates whether warfare was really the pre-eminent driving force of twentieth-century history, and what other ideas shaped the course of history in this period
- Explores the causes behind the resurgence of local conflict, rather than global-scale conflict, in the years since the turn of the millennium
- Delves into the narrative of inequality, a story that has shaped and been shaped by the events of the last hundred years
Wiley; July 2018
- ISBN: 9781119268734
- Edition: 1
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- Title: Remaking the Modern World 1900 - 2015
Series: Blackwell History of the World
- Author: C. A. Bayly
About The Author
C.A. Bayly (1945-2015) was Vere Harmsworth Professor of History in the University of Cambridge and a fellow of St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, from 1970 until 2015, and a leader in the field of global history. He won the Wolfson History Prize for his distinguished contribution to History in 2004 and received a knighthood for his services to the profession in 2007. Among his other significant works are The Birth of the Modern World: Global Connections and Comparisons, 1780-1914 (Wiley, 2004); Forgotten Armies: The Fall of British Asia, 1941-1945 (2005) and Forgotten Wars: Freedom and Revolution in Southeast Asia (2007), both co-authored with T.N. Harper; and Recovering Liberties: Indian Thought in the Age of Liberalism Empire (2012). He was a fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Society of Literature, and the Academia Europaea.In 2016 he became the first posthumous recipient of the Toynbee Prize.