Taking Sides: From the rise of national states to the present. Did the rise of the West define the modern world? ; Was the Scientific Revolution revolutionary? ; Did internal political factionalism end Chinese overseas expansion in the fifth century? ; Was the French Revolution worth its human costs? ; Did the Industrial Revolution lead to a sexual revolution? ; Was Confucianism responsible for China's failure to modernize? ; Did the Meiji Restoration destroy traditional Japanese values? ; Was economic motivation the key factor behind nineteenth-century imperialism? ; Was German militarism and diplomacy responsible for World War I? ; Did the Bolshevik Revolution improve the lives of Soviet women? ; Was the German national spirit of the 1930s responsible for the Holocaust? ; Did the Soviet Union provoke the Cold War? ; Does Islamic revivalism threaten a secular world order? ; Will history look favorably upon Mikhail Gorbachev?

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Dushkin/McGraw-Hill, 1998 - History - 368 pages
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PARTI THE EARLY MODERN WORLD
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Was the Scientific Revolution Revolutionary?
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