Events That Formed the Modern World From the European Renaissance through the War on Terror 5 volumes

Author: Frank W. Thackeray
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598849026
Format: PDF
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This comprehensive five-volume set contains readable essays that describe and interpret the most important global events since the European Renaissance, some accompanied by related document excerpts and primary source materials. • Entries covering 62 major events that changed the world • Contributions from dozens of well-respected scholars from a variety of disciplines • An extensive timeline accompanies each volume • Appendices for subjects such as States Achieving Independence since 1945 and Ruling Houses and Dynasties • An annotated bibliography of many recent works on each subject event

Enduring Controversies in Military History Critical Analyses and Context 2 volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440841209
Format: PDF, ePub
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This provocative examination of major controversies in military history enables readers to learn how scholars approach controversial topics and provides a model for students in the study and discussion of other historical events. • Provides compelling examinations of major controversies in military history from the time of the ancient world to the modern day • Enables readers to see how historians address such topics and understand how their process could be applied to other topics or research areas • Offers a bibliography specific to each topic to give students looking to do further research a wealth of options

War Made New

Author: Max Boot
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101216832
Format: PDF
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A monumental, groundbreaking work, now in paperback, that shows how technological and strategic revolutions have transformed the battlefield Combining gripping narrative history with wide-ranging analysis, War Made New focuses on four ?revolutions? in military affairs and describes how inventions ranging from gunpowder to GPS-guided air strikes have remade the field of battle?and shaped the rise and fall of empires. War Made New begins with the Gunpowder Revolution and explains warfare?s evolution from ritualistic, drawn-out engagements to much deadlier events, precipitating the rise of the modern nation-state. He next explores the triumph of steel and steam during the Industrial Revolution, showing how it powered the spread of European colonial empires. Moving into the twentieth century and the Second Industrial Revolution, Boot examines three critical clashes of World War II to illustrate how new technology such as the tank, radio, and airplane ushered in terrifying new forms of warfare and the rise of centralized, and even totalitarian, world powers. Finally, Boot focuses on the Gulf War, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the Iraq War?arguing that even as cutting-edge technologies have made America the greatest military power in world history, advanced communications systems have allowed decentralized, ?irregular? forces to become an increasingly significant threat.

Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars

Author: Emma Bridges
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199279675
Format: PDF, ePub
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An exploration of the enormous impact that the Persian Wars, fought in the fifth century BC, have had on Western ideas of history, liberty, resistance, and national identity. Sixteen internationally acclaimed classical scholars discuss treatments of these famous wars in art, theatre, philosophy, poetry, biography, and modern cinema and fiction.

The Modern World

Author: Sarolta Takacs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131745572X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Designed to meet the curriculum needs for students from grades 7 to 12, this five-volume encyclopedia explores world history from approximately 5000 C.E. to the present. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the modern world.Each volume includes articles on history, government, and warfare; the development of ideas and the growth of art and architecture; religion and philosophy; music; science and technology; and daily life in the civilizations covered. Boxed features include "Turning Point," "Great Lives," "Into the Twenty-First Century," and "Modern Weapons". Maps, timelines, and illustrations illuminate the text, and a glossary, a selected bibliography, and an index in each volume round out the set.

Postwar

Author: Tony Judt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440624766
Format: PDF, ePub
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Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award One of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year Almost a decade in the making, this much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe from one of the world's most esteemed historians and intellectuals is a singular achievement. Postwar is the first modern history that covers all of Europe, both east and west, drawing on research in six languages to sweep readers through thirty-four nations and sixty years of political and cultural change-all in one integrated, enthralling narrative. Both intellectually ambitious and compelling to read, thrilling in its scope and delightful in its small details, Postwar is a rare joy.

How Russia Shaped the Modern World

Author: Steven Gary Marks
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691096841
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Considers Russia's contributions to the events of the twentieth century, noting its significant role in the expression of modern art; the perceptions that caused Russia to be regarded as an antithesis of capitalist and imperialist America; and its part in the development of vegetarianism, environmentalism, extremism, and terrorism. (History)

Sovereignty Power Control

Author: John McLeod
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004113435
Format: PDF, ePub
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This thorough study offers the opportunity to gain a clear understanding of the mechanics of political interaction in princely India (in the period 1916-1947) between the British colonial power, the princely rulers, and nationalist politicians. The first major scholarly contribution to an until now largely ignored field of interest.