The Transformation of the World
A Global History of the Nineteenth Century
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Transformation of the World by Jurgen Osterhammel
Book DescriptionA comprehensive examination of the nineteenth century, The Transformation of the World offers a panoramic portrait of a world in flux. Jurgen Osterhammel, a scholar who has been called the Braudel of the nineteenth century, moves beyond conventional Eurocentric and chronological accounts of the era to present a sophisticated global history of breathtaking magnitude and towering erudition. From New York to New Delhi, from Latin American revolutions to the Taiping Rebellion, Osterhammel examines myriad powerful and diverse forces that facilitated global change and spearheaded advancement. In the context of increased interconnectivity across vast terrain and ocean, he provocatively evaluates the changing relationship between humans and nature, the importance of cities, and movements that propelled the emergence of new nations. An indispensable resource, The Transformation of the World offers a fresh perspective on the emergence of global modernity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691147451
Classification: General & world history , Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
Format: Hardback (229mm x 152mm x 61mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 2-May-2014
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Jurgen Osterhammel
Jurgen Osterhammel is professor of modern and contemporary history at the University of Konstanz. He is the coauthor of Globalization: A Short History and a coeditor of A History of the World.
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