Why Europe? The Rise of the West in World History 1500-1850

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McGraw-Hill Education, Jun 17, 2008 - History - 192 pages
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Part of McGraw-Hill's Explorations in World History series, this brief and accessible volume explores one of the biggest questions of recent historical debate: how among all of Eurasia’s interconnected centers of power, it was Europe that came to dominate much of the world. Author Jack Goldstone presents the argument as it stands in light of up-to-date research so that readers can come to understand the technological and economic inequalities between Europe and the rest of the world came to be and decide for themselves where the driving forces behind this phenomenon are taking us.

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A corrective to the idea that "the West" is somehow unique. It takes the author too long to get to the answer of his question, but then he does have to first dispel mistaken notions that have been considered correct for too long. Read full review


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