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The world from 1450 to 1700

By: Wills, Mr. John E., Jr.

Part of the New Oxford World History series
0195337972 / 9780195337976
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24 cm 192 p. : ill.
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In The World from 1450 to 1700, historian John Wills takes a fresh look at one of the most fascinating and tumultuous periods in world history.

Assuming a global perspective, rather than the traditional Eurocentric view, Wills traces the interwoven changes that led from the world of Columbus, Luther, and the Mughal emperor Babur to the world of Locke, Louis XIV, and the Kangxi emperor.

The book's multi-centered approach explores historical events not inisolation but rather in a dynamic nexus of connections ranging from the Italian Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation to the Sikh, Hindu, and Confucian revivals; from the transformation of Japan in 1600 to the forced migrations of millions of African slaves; from the English Civil War and expanding Qing andMuscovite empires in Asia to new forms of scientific knowledge and parliamentary democracy in Europe.

It is an interlocking world of change and movement, innovation and conquest, and Wills marshals his extraordinary narrative skill and breadth of learning to bring this period vibrantly to life.


HBG General & world history, HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700

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