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A Concise History Of The Modern World

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A Concise History Of The Modern World by William Woodruff
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This book investigates the major changes in world history and world economy during the past five hundred years and explains to what extent world forces have been responsible for shaping both past and present. Its underlying theme is the struggle for power in which, since the sixteenth century, the West has prevailed. Many of the problems of the contemporary world - including terrorism - are the legacy of the period of Western domination. Until the rise of the West, and its incomparable impact on every branch of human activity, the centre of the world has been in Asia. By the nineteenth century world power was firmly in the hands of the West. America's later rise to world status was prompted by the two world wars. The most prominent of the Western nations, the US is now blamed for all the excesses of an earlier colonial age.

Author Biography

From his birth in 1916 until he ran away to London, William Woodruff lived in the heart of Blackburn's weaving community. He eventually went to Oxford University. After fighting in WW2 he was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard and subsequently head of the Dept. of Economic History at the University of Melbourne and Graduate Research Professor at the University of Florida.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Abacus
Pages
544
Dimensions
201x130x36
ISBN-13
9780349118376
Product ID
1696101

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