Home Book Archive

Economic History

Download PDF by William Woodruff: A Concise History of the Modern World: 1500 to the Present

By William Woodruff

ISBN-10: 0333604121

ISBN-13: 9780333604120

ISBN-10: 1349133337

ISBN-13: 9781349133338

In an ever-shrinking international, the necessity for an international standpoint in facing the fashionable global has turn into acute. This ebook makes an attempt to supply this type of standpoint through investigating the key adjustments in geopolitics and global economic system in the past 500 years. notwithstanding compact, it permits us to appreciate the current unravelling of Communism and the transforming into problem from Asia to Western Superiority. it's proven that during such a lot of methods the issues of the modern global spring from the extraordinary period of western domination, which the non-western international is now attempting to unlive.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Concise History of the Modern World: 1500 to the Present PDF

Similar economic history books

Download PDF by Michael Bordo, Anna Schwartz: A Retrospective on the Classical Gold Standard, 1821-1931

This can be a well timed evaluation of the finest protecting the one hundred ten years of its operation till 1931, whilst Britain deserted it in the course of the melancholy. present dissatisfaction with floating charges of alternate has spurred curiosity in a go back to a commodity commonplace. The experiences during this quantity have been designed to achieve a greater realizing of the old choicest, yet in addition they throw gentle at the query of even if restoring it this present day may perhaps support medication inflation, excessive rates of interest, and coffee productiveness development.

Download e-book for iPad: Economics in Sweden: An Evaluation of Swedish Research in by Lars Engwall

Economics in Sweden comprises the result of probably the most accomplished makes an attempt to guage study in economics ever undertaken. A group of Swedish and overseas researchers, together with Avinash ok. Dixit, Seppo Honkapohja and Robert M. sluggish, tested the constitution of economics in Sweden and its effects.

Get Business Organization and the Myth of the Market Economy PDF

This e-book explains the alterations in commercial management from Britain to the us prior during this century and from the us to Japan extra lately, by way of the altering enterprise funding ideas and organizational constructions in those international locations. the writer criticizes economists for failing to appreciate those ancient alterations.

Download e-book for iPad: Founder of Modern Economics: Paul A. Samuelson: Volume 1: by Roger E. Backhouse

Paul Samuelson used to be on the center of a revolution in economics. He used to be "the most popular educational economist of the 20 th century," in line with the hot York instances, and the 1st American to win the Nobel Prize in Economics. His paintings reworked the sphere of economics and helped supply it the theoretical and mathematic rigor that elevated its impact in enterprise and coverage making.

Extra info for A Concise History of the Modern World: 1500 to the Present

Example text

By their self-sacrifice . . saved western Europe from suffering the same fate, and saved European civilization from extinction" . All in all, Europe faced less despoliation, fewer hindrances than Asia. Europeans were never beset to the same extent, as say India or China, by natural calamities. 52 The age-old need for social conformity in China cannot be separated from the control of water, both for irrigation as well as to prevent flooding. There also was a better relation in the West between human and material resources.

However, in 1578, Russian moves were halted by the Swedes and the Poles. With the accession of Peter I, the Great, to the Russian throne (1682-1725), Russian fortunes changed dramatically. Peter was the first Russian sovereign to try to westernize his country. Symbolically, in 1703 he transferred Russia's capital from Moscow to St Petersburg (Leningrad) on the Gulf of Finland. His two great victories in the Great Northern War (1700-1721) over the Swedes at Poltava in 1709 and on the Baltic in 1721 ended Swedish supremacy and ensured Russian control over Estonia and Latvia.

Portugal's Henry the Navigator (1394-1460) was not only a man of worldly activity, he was also a religious ascetic. Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) was not only the leading mathematician of eighteenth century Europe, he was also the leader for the revival of piety in the Lutheran church. Christianity's spiritual dynamism invaded the temporal sphere and helped to provide the basis underlying the rise of the West. It was Christianity's certainty,34 righteousness and messianic outlook, coupled with its domination complex, which compelled it, like Islam, to go out into the world in search of souls.

Download PDF sample

A Concise History of the Modern World: 1500 to the Present by William Woodruff

by Thomas

Rated 4.78 of 5 – based on 11 votes