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The Modern World-System IV

Centrist Liberalism Triumphant, 1789Â 1914

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The Modern World-System IV by Immanuel Wallerstein
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Immanuel Wallerstein's highly influential, multi-volume opus, "The Modern World-System", is one of this century's greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. This new volume encompasses the nineteenth century from the revolutionary era of 1789 to the First World War. In this crucial period, three great ideologies - conservatism, liberalism, and radicalism - emerged in response to the worldwide cultural transformation that came about when the French Revolution legitimized the sovereignty of the people. Wallerstein tells how capitalists, and Great Britain, brought relative order to the world and how liberalism triumphed as the dominant ideology.

Author Biography

Immanuel Wallerstein is Senior Research Scholar at Yale University and the former President of the International Sociological Association. He is the author of many books, including, most recently, World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction and European Universalism: The Rhetoric of Power.
Release date NZ
June 10th, 2011
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
8 b/w photographs
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
396
Dimensions
152x229x25
ISBN-13
9780520267619
Product ID
10222268

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