The Rise of Western Power

The Rise of Western Power

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The West's history is one of extraordinary success; no other region, empire, culture, or civilization has left so powerful a mark upon the world. The Rise of Western Power charts the West s achievements representative government, the free enterprise system, modern science, and the rule of law as well as its misdeeds two frighteningly destructive World Wars, the Holocaust, imperialistic domination, and the Atlantic slave trade. Adopting a global perspective, Jonathan Daly explores the contributions of other cultures and civilizations to the West s emergence. Historical, geographical, and cultural factors all unfold in the narrative. Adopting a thematic structure, the book traces the rise of Western power through a series of revolutions social, political, technological, military, commercial, and industrial, among others. The result is a clear and engaging introduction to the history of Western civilization.See Wim Blockmans, a€œRepresentation (Since the Thirteenth Century), a€ in The New Cambridge Medieval History, vol. ... See William Chester Joran, a€œThe Capetians from the Death of Philip II to Philip IV, a€ in The New Cambridge Medieval History, vol. 5: c. 1198-c. 1300, ed. ... This paragraph draws on Richard Pipes, Property and Freedom (New York: Vintage, 1999), ch. ... the Occident, a€ in Hodgson, Marshall G. S. Rethinking World History: Essays on Europe, Islam, and World History, ed.

Title:The Rise of Western Power
Author: Jonathan Daly
Publisher:A&C Black - 2013-12-19

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