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A Concise History of the Modern World: 1500 to the Present: by William Woodruff

By William Woodruff

William Woodruff's magisterial background has a selected resonance in today's global; for it's a background of the final years, of the ascendancy of the West over the older empires of the East. the increase and growth of the West all started with the messianic zeal of Christianity announcing itself over the Muslim global, whatever that, part a millennium later, is being revisited in the course of the use and abuse of the the most important part of statecraft - strength. For up to it is a research of background, it's also a portrayal of that strength and the way it formed our modern world.

We can't wish to appreciate the current, contends Woodruff, with no figuring out the previous. And, with large and boldly illuminating brushstrokes, he paints a vibrant photo of the earlier half-millennium and the scope, importance and velocity of the alterations the West has effected.

After 5 centuries, contends Woodruff, the pendulum is swinging again in the direction of the East. The baton as soon as wielded through the ecu imperialists of their frenzied force to 'save the world' has been seized through the USA and is pointing east in the direction of Islam, the world's fastest-growing faith, and to Asia, the recent powerhouse of significant kingdom states.

Learned and lucid, A Concise historical past of the trendy international is usually pertinent and provocative. instead of an excavation of the previous, it truly is an overview of our historical past as either better half to the current and architect of the long run.

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