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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Bayly has produced the most compelling and significant historical synthesis to appear for many years.

Jan 20, Marc rated it liked it Shelves: In this wide-reaching history of impressive geographical and theoretical scope, Bayly synthesizes the latest research on such topics as the causes of the industrial revolution and the rise of nationalism, weighing in authoritatively with cross-cultural comparisons to support his arguments.

The Birth of the Modern World, – C. Quite a well written book of a period in history that has had wide ranging effects for the present and into the future. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Bayly just seems to be writing that all the theories are right sometimes.

I don’t think any other book has so changed my view of 19th century history and it is very well written, cogent, convincing and very well backed by research data, reference and woven together into an amazing tapestry of great learning and breadth of perspective. These 51 locations in All: Bayly tells the story of how the period changed the human experience utterly.

Check copyright status Cite this Title The birth of the modern world, The birth of the modern world, Bayly’s knowledge of global history is enviable. 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 and scale of building.


In his conclusion Bayly suggests that the discovery of history as the essential mode of explanation for all phenomena, natural and human, was the most revolutionary change of birty nineteenth century p. Bayly’s description of the way that the many forces of the era, including nationalism, trade, and massive technological acceleration combined to forge a one world existence.

In Bayly’s brief note on it, the painting is described as the most splendid visualisation of the ‘universalising intention of the revolution’ p. Science In Global Context. It’s primarily an academic study in which the state of the historiography is discussed.

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

It is the Japanese and the Chinese, alongside Europeans and North Americans, who become the key moder actors in this account. Dec 06, Karl Georg rated it really liked it. At the same time it has to show how, over large parts of the world, this Thd domination was only partial and temporary p. He has a point — but then might it not be appropriate to inquire into those definitions of history and critically evaluate those categories?

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Dont’t move and don’t do anything, o Although not for popular consumption this book isn’t so bad and mean towards the average mortal taxpayer.

Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? He explained why the West was different in that time and place but explained why the struggles of some of the subject peoples and the Asian civilizations did not signal particular “backwardness” or inevitability, nor were they suggestive of future limitations. Professionalisation At World Level. Discussing every phenomenon industrialization, rise of the nation state, etc. There’s an interesting emphasis on warfare and it seems like throughout the book he emphasizes the strength of ideas he sees the idea of class consciousness as more powerful than any real class consciousness, thee the idea of popular sovereignty is c.a.baylg even if it was never ghe implemented during the 19th century.


The Activist, Patriotic State Evolves. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Rebellion in one arena drew on thinking from other parts of the world and, in turn, sent ripples across the globe. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Trade, Finance And Innovation: State Service And Commerce. Related resource Table of contents at http: This is a book that is a must-read when you’re interested in the debate on the “Great Divergence”, the discussion about how and why Europe succeeded in dominating the world from the 18th Century on.

Feb 09, Jbondandrews rated it really liked it. The book, written by someone who is not a specialist in Western Europe, shows the myriad “modernities” that started emerging in the long 19th century and showing how the Western, eventually dominant one, interacted with them. Alongside this went the destruction of native peoples and the ecological depredations that marked the expansion of European imperialisms and forms of government. Industrialisation And The New City:.