The Making of the Modern World
Visions from the West and East
By (author) Alan Macfarlane
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Making of the Modern World by Alan Macfarlane
Book DescriptionAt the start of the third Christian millennium we are aware of massive political, economic and ideological changes which condition the chances of liberty, wealth and equality. Yet it is surprisingly difficult for us to understand these forces, for we cannot see what surrounds us so closely. This book analyses our condition by looking at the work of two great thinkers, one of whom provides a deep historical perspective, the other a wide comparative analysis. F.W. Maitland (1850-1906) was more than the greatest professional historian of modern times, he was a philosopher who provides a brilliant sketch of how our strange world has come about, particularly in his work on associations and trusts. Yukichi Fukuzawa (1835-1901) more than any other created the institutions of modern Japan. As an outsider he provides a brilliant insight into the heart of the new capitalist and industrial civilization which had emerged in the west.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333964460
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 17-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alan Macfarlane
Resources and Population, Paperback (August 2012)
This book, first published in 1976, utilises the tools of social anthropology and population studies to examine the causes and consequences of populations growth.
Nagas, Paperback (April 2012)
In the years before Indian Independence in 1947, the Nagas of Northeast India came to exemplify an exotic society. This title offers an examination of how the notion of tribes came to be applied to the Nagas"is linked to its subsequent importance in the development of contemporary Naga nationalism.
Reconstructing Historical Communities, Paperback (October 2008)
Alan MacFarlane has studied the parishes of Earls Colne in Essex and Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria.
English Historical Records, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Alan Macfarlane
This book describes the nature of English historical records over the period 1200-1800.
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Author Biography - Alan Macfarlane
ALAN MACFARLANE is Professor of Anthropological Science at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. His previous books include Marriage and Love in England, 1300-1840, The Savage Wars of Peace and The Riddle of the Modern World.
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