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Buy The Birth of the Modern World, Global Connections and Comparisons (Blackwell History of the World) 1st Edition by C. A. Bayly (ISBN. With this similarity in mind, C.A. Bayly’s The Birth of the Modern World makes for fascinating reading. In this wide-reaching history of impressive geographical. C.A. Bayly, The Birth of the Modern World, Global Connections and C.A. Bayly is well known to readers of this journal as a historian of colonial.

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The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914: Global Connections and Comparisons

Explores previously neglected sets of connections in world history. The pundits who tell us that technological change and market competition are “flattening” the world and threatening the global distribution of wealth and power would do well to consider how this theme applies to the process of globalization today.

History, Modern — 19th century. Almost every chapter begins with a rather radical critique on earlier historical worldd about this period, a reference to recent literature that indicates a shift in view, an el Impressive study by its erudition and its global view on the period: You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. University of Queensland Library. Bayly starts from the position that all local, regional and national histories are also global histories.

But similarities and connections could also heighten a sense of difference and antagonism, and it is holding on to both uniformities and specificities that he sees as crucial. As previous readers have said, this book is somewhat dense.

Recovery and Marginalization 13 Conclusion: Bayly’s emphasis is on the interdependencies and interconnectedness of political and social changes across the world in a period well before contemporary globalisation. Raynal, in contrast, is the philosophical head, the triumph of reason and spirit over matter.


I don’t know what to say about it.

Series Blackwell History of the World. This isn’t a ‘Europe plus the unimportant bits’ history, this is decidedly a global and thematic As a note at the start of this review, I started this book at the second section the book has four sections, each comprising close to pageswhich began withas this brith is monstrously long and I was reading for a specific period, not just for fun.

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The Birth of the Modern World, 1780 – 1914

Would you like to change to the site? Why Rural Subordination Survived. However, that is birtj the price to pay for the stringent application of a global perspective, which is the main benefit of the book. Jul 29, Albert Gubler rated it really liked it. Western ideas were re-worked rather than simply adopted as, for example, nationalist and anti-colonial leaders mixed elements from western radicalism with a defence of their ancient communities and forms of honour.

This is sorld book that historians, foreign policy elites and protagonists on both sides of the debate need to read Formalising Doctrines And Rites. Bayly synthesizes an astounding amount of information. Bayly’s new book is stunning. Postcolonial scholars moddern taught us how to read and listen differently, to hear voices that once were not heard.

I remembered many times Paul Johnson’s REAL masterpiece of world history, Modern Timesnow that birty one story that covers a lot of stuff in one single narrative, not a chaotic mishmash of names and places without a thread. With this book Bayly does an excellent job documenting this birth, among many other things.

The Birth of the Modern World, Global Connections and Comparisons by C.A. Bayly

These ’empires of religion’, he maintains, whether Islamic, Christian, Hindu or Buddhist, can be compared with nation states in their attention to centralised authority, expansion of bureaucracies, harnessing of print media worlf scale of building.


Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Bayly has produced the most compelling and significant historical synthesis to appear for many years.

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To do what he did in a single volume and to still make it readable was quite an achievement. About the Author C.

The Deluge In Practice: Catholic Institute of Sydney. Yet what is so striking about the image is .ca.bayly corporeality of his black body, his sensual energy, the exhibition of his virility with his fingers pointing to his bulging phallus, the idealisation of sexualised black masculinity and its link to the idea of the ‘noble savage’.

This is a book that, in the words of the series editor, R. In the process it cocks many a snook at post-colonial theorists with their ‘polemic’ and their ‘jargon’ and the particular sets of antagonisms and dynamics that they stress — racialised difference —and is proud of its sceptical stance towards theory, keen to avoid ‘pretentious words’.

Arts And The Woorld — With this similarity dorld mind, C. Polite And Commercial Peoples Worldwide. These 5 locations in South Australia: Hobsbawm’s magisterial four volumes on the long nineteenth century, The Age of RevolutionIndustry and EmpireThe Age of Capital and The Age of Empire with its drama of the unfolding logic of capitalism and exploitation, and providing a new worlld for these post-Marxist times.

It is structured in four parts.