The Origins of the Modern World: Fate and Fortune in the Rise of the West

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 - History - 221 pages
The Origins of the Modern World offers a refreshing alternative to Eurocentric histories by exploring the roles that Asia, Africa, and the New World played in creating the world we know today. Starting in 1400, it brings the saga of the modern world to the present, considering how and why the United States emerged as a world power in the 20th century and why Asia is experiencing resurgence now.

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Robert B. Marks is Richard and Billie Deihl Professor of History at Whittier College. He is author of Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Ecological Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-first Century, Tigers, Rice, Silk, and Silt: Environment and Economy in Late Imperial South China, Rural Revolution in South China, and coauthor of The Making of the Modern World. He lives in Whittier, California.

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