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The transformation of the world : a global history of the nineteenth century / Jürgen Osterhammel ; translated by Patrick Camiller.

Author/creator Osterhammel, Jürgen author.
Other author/creatorCamiller, Patrick translator.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
Descriptionxxii, 1167 pages ; 24 cm.
Uniform titleVerwandlung der Welt. English
Series America in the world
America in the world. ^A1143621
Contents Memory and self-observation: the perpetuation of the nineteenth-century -- Time: when was the nineteenth century? -- Space: where was the nineteenth century? -- Mobilities -- Living standards: risk and security in material life -- Cities: European models and worldwide creativity -- Frontiers: subjugation of space and challenges to nomadic life -- Imperial systems and nation-states: the persistence of empires -- International orders, wars, transnational movements: between two world wars -- Revolutions: from Philadelphia via Nanjing to Saint Petersburg -- The state: minimal government, performances, and the iron cage -- Energy and industry: who unbound Prometheus, when, and where? -- Labor: the physical basis of culture -- Networks: extension, density, holes -- Hierarchies: the vertical dimension of social space -- Knowledge: growth, concentration, distribution -- Civilization and exclusion -- Religion.
Abstract A monumental history of the nineteenth century, The Transformation of the World offers a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of a world in transition. Jürgen Osterhammel, an eminent scholar who has been called the Braudel of the nineteenth century, moves beyond conventional Eurocentric and chronological accounts of the era, presenting instead a truly global history of breathtaking scope and towering erudition. He examines the powerful and complex forces that drove global change during the "long nineteenth century," taking readers from New York to New Delhi, from the Latin American revolutions to the Taiping Rebellion, from the perils and promise of Europe's transatlantic labor markets to the hardships endured by nomadic, tribal peoples across the planet. Osterhammel describes a world increasingly networked by the telegraph, the steamship, and the railways. He explores the changing relationship between human beings and nature, looks at the importance of cities, explains the role slavery and its abolition played in the emergence of new nations, challenges the widely held belief that the nineteenth century witnessed the triumph of the nation-state, and much more. -- Provided by publisher.
Local noteLittle-360181--3051310660990
General note"First published in Germany by C.H. Beck under the title Die Verwandlung der Welt, Verlag C.H. Beck oHG, Munchen 2009."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 1021-1118) and index.
LanguageText in English.
LCCN 2013025754
ISBN9780691147451 (hardback : acid-free paper)
ISBN0691147450 (hardback : acid-free paper)

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