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The Resource The Transformation of the World : A Global History of the Nineteenth Century, (electronic resource)

The Transformation of the World : A Global History of the Nineteenth Century, (electronic resource)

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The Transformation of the World : A Global History of the Nineteenth Century
Title
The Transformation of the World
Title remainder
A Global History of the Nineteenth Century
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eng
Summary
A monumental history of the nineteenth century, The Transformation of the World offers a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of a world in transition. Jürgen Osterhammel, an eminent scholar who has been called the Braudel of the nineteenth century, moves beyond conventional Eurocentric and chronological accounts of the era, presenting instead a truly global history of breathtaking scope and towering erudition. He examines the powerful and complex forces that drove global change during the "long nineteenth century, " taking readers from New York to New Delhi, from the Latin American revolutions to the Taiping Rebellion, from the perils and promise of Europe's transatlantic labor markets to the hardships endured by nomadic, tribal peoples across the planet. Osterhammel describes a world increasingly networked by the telegraph, the steamship, and the railways. He explores the changing relationship between human beings and nature, looks at the importance of cities, explains the role slavery and its abolition played in the emergence of new nations, challenges the widely held belief that the nineteenth century witnessed the triumph of the nation-state, and much more. This is the highly anticipated English edition of the spectacularly successful and critically acclaimed German book, which is also being translated into Chinese, Polish, Russian, and French. Indispensable for any historian, The Transformation of the World sheds important new light on this momentous epoch, showing how the nineteenth century paved the way for the global catastrophes of the twentieth century, yet how it also gave rise to pacifism, liberalism, the trade union, and a host of other crucial developments
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Osterhammel, Jürgen
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Camiller, Patrick
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  • ProQuest Ebook Central
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  • History
  • History, Modern
  • History, Modern
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The Transformation of the World : A Global History of the Nineteenth Century, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://EUI.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=1577199
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Preface; Introduction; PART ONE: APPROACHES; I Memory and Self; Observation: The Perpetuation of the Nineteenth Century; 1 Visibility and Audibility; 2 Treasuries of Memory and Knowledge; 3 Observation, Description, Realism; 4 Numbers; 5 News; 6 Photography; II Time: When Was the Nineteenth Century?; 1 Chronology and the Coherence of the Age; 2 Calendar and Periodization; 3 Breaks and Transitions; 4 The Age of Revolution, Victorianism, Fin de Siècle; 5 Clocks and Acceleration; III Space: Where Was the Nineteenth Century?; 1 Space and Time
  • 2 Metageography: Naming Spaces3 Mental Maps: The Relativity of Spatial Perspective; 4 Spaces of Interaction: Land and Sea; 5 Ordering and Governing Space; 6 Territoriality, Diaspora, Borders; Part Two : Panoramas; IV Mobilities; 1 Magnitudes and Tendencies; 2 Population Disasters and the Demographic Transition; 3 The Legacy of Early Modern Migrations: Creoles and Slaves; 4 Penal Colony and Exile; 5 Ethnic Cleansing; 6 Internal Migration and the Changing Slave Trade; 7 Migration and Capitalism; 8 Global Motives; V Living Standards: Risk and Security in Material Life
  • 1 The Standard of Living and the Quality of Life2 Life Expectancy and "Homo hygienicus"; 3 Medical Fears and Prevention; 4 Mobile Perils, Old and New; 5 Natural Disasters; 6 Famine; 7 Agricultural Revolutions; 8 Poverty and Wealth; 9 Globalized Consumption; VI Cities: European Models and Worldwide Creativity; 1 The City as Norm and Exception; 2 Urbanization and Urban Systems; 3 Between Deurbanization and Hypergrowth; 4 Specialized Cities, Universal Cities; 5 The Golden Age of Port Cities; 6 Colonial Cities, Treaty Ports, Imperial Metropolises; 7 Internal Spaces and Undergrounds
  • 8 Symbolism, Aesthetics, PlanningVII Frontiers: Subjugation of Space and Challenges to Nomadic Life; 1 Invasions and Frontier Processes; 2 The North American West; 3 South America and South Africa; 4 Eurasia; 5 Settler Colonialism; 6 The Conquest of Nature: Invasions of the Biosphere; VIII Imperial Systems and Nation-States: The Persistence of Empires; 1 Great-Power Politics and Imperial Expansion; 2 Paths to the Nation-State ; 3 What Holds Empires Together?; 4 Empires: Typology and Comparisons; 5 Central and Marginal Cases; 6 Pax Britannica; 7 Living in Empires
  • IX International Orders, Wars, Transnational Movements: Between Two World Wars1 The Thorny Path to a Global System of States; 2 Spaces of Power and Hegemony; 3 Peaceful Europe, Wartorn Asia and Africa; 4 Diplomacy as Political Instrument and Intercultural Art; 5 Internationalisms and the Emergence of Universal Norms; X Revolutions: From Philadelphia via Nanjing to Saint Petersburg; 1 Revolutions-; from Below, from Above, from Unexpected Directions; 2 The Revolutionary Atlantic; 3 The Great Turbulence in Midcentury; 4 Eurasian Revolutions, Fin de Siècle
  • XI The State: Minimal Government, Performances, and the Iron Cage
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u389001
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1 online resource (1193 pages)
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electronic
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781400849949
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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remote
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  • EBL1577199
  • (OCoLC)872633022
Label
The Transformation of the World : A Global History of the Nineteenth Century, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://EUI.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=1577199
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Preface; Introduction; PART ONE: APPROACHES; I Memory and Self; Observation: The Perpetuation of the Nineteenth Century; 1 Visibility and Audibility; 2 Treasuries of Memory and Knowledge; 3 Observation, Description, Realism; 4 Numbers; 5 News; 6 Photography; II Time: When Was the Nineteenth Century?; 1 Chronology and the Coherence of the Age; 2 Calendar and Periodization; 3 Breaks and Transitions; 4 The Age of Revolution, Victorianism, Fin de Siècle; 5 Clocks and Acceleration; III Space: Where Was the Nineteenth Century?; 1 Space and Time
  • 2 Metageography: Naming Spaces3 Mental Maps: The Relativity of Spatial Perspective; 4 Spaces of Interaction: Land and Sea; 5 Ordering and Governing Space; 6 Territoriality, Diaspora, Borders; Part Two : Panoramas; IV Mobilities; 1 Magnitudes and Tendencies; 2 Population Disasters and the Demographic Transition; 3 The Legacy of Early Modern Migrations: Creoles and Slaves; 4 Penal Colony and Exile; 5 Ethnic Cleansing; 6 Internal Migration and the Changing Slave Trade; 7 Migration and Capitalism; 8 Global Motives; V Living Standards: Risk and Security in Material Life
  • 1 The Standard of Living and the Quality of Life2 Life Expectancy and "Homo hygienicus"; 3 Medical Fears and Prevention; 4 Mobile Perils, Old and New; 5 Natural Disasters; 6 Famine; 7 Agricultural Revolutions; 8 Poverty and Wealth; 9 Globalized Consumption; VI Cities: European Models and Worldwide Creativity; 1 The City as Norm and Exception; 2 Urbanization and Urban Systems; 3 Between Deurbanization and Hypergrowth; 4 Specialized Cities, Universal Cities; 5 The Golden Age of Port Cities; 6 Colonial Cities, Treaty Ports, Imperial Metropolises; 7 Internal Spaces and Undergrounds
  • 8 Symbolism, Aesthetics, PlanningVII Frontiers: Subjugation of Space and Challenges to Nomadic Life; 1 Invasions and Frontier Processes; 2 The North American West; 3 South America and South Africa; 4 Eurasia; 5 Settler Colonialism; 6 The Conquest of Nature: Invasions of the Biosphere; VIII Imperial Systems and Nation-States: The Persistence of Empires; 1 Great-Power Politics and Imperial Expansion; 2 Paths to the Nation-State ; 3 What Holds Empires Together?; 4 Empires: Typology and Comparisons; 5 Central and Marginal Cases; 6 Pax Britannica; 7 Living in Empires
  • IX International Orders, Wars, Transnational Movements: Between Two World Wars1 The Thorny Path to a Global System of States; 2 Spaces of Power and Hegemony; 3 Peaceful Europe, Wartorn Asia and Africa; 4 Diplomacy as Political Instrument and Intercultural Art; 5 Internationalisms and the Emergence of Universal Norms; X Revolutions: From Philadelphia via Nanjing to Saint Petersburg; 1 Revolutions-; from Below, from Above, from Unexpected Directions; 2 The Revolutionary Atlantic; 3 The Great Turbulence in Midcentury; 4 Eurasian Revolutions, Fin de Siècle
  • XI The State: Minimal Government, Performances, and the Iron Cage
Control code
u389001
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1193 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781400849949
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBL1577199
  • (OCoLC)872633022

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