A Concise History of the Modern World: 1500 to the Present: A Guide to World Affairs (4th Edition)

By William Woodruff

William Woodruff's magisterial background has a specific resonance in today's international; for it's a heritage of the final years, of the ascendancy of the West over the older empires of the East. the increase and growth of the West all started with the messianic zeal of Christianity announcing itself over the Muslim international, anything that, part a millennium later, is being revisited throughout the use and abuse of the an important component to statecraft - strength. For up to it is a learn of heritage, it's also a portrayal of that energy and the way it formed our modern world.

We can't wish to appreciate the current, contends Woodruff, with out figuring out the prior. And, with wide and boldly illuminating brushstrokes, he paints a brilliant photo of the earlier half-millennium and the scope, importance and pace of the alterations the West has effected.

After 5 centuries, contends Woodruff, the pendulum is swinging again in the direction of the East. The baton as soon as wielded through the ecu imperialists of their frenzied force to 'save the world' has been seized via the USA and is pointing east in the direction of Islam, the world's fastest-growing faith, and to Asia, the recent powerhouse of serious state states.

Learned and lucid, A Concise heritage of the trendy international can also be pertinent and provocative. instead of an excavation of the prior, it's an overview of our heritage as either better half to the current and architect of the long run.

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