Why Europe?: the rise of the West in world history, 1500-1850
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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Review: Why Europe?: The Rise of the West in World History, 1500-1850User Review - Shawn - Goodreads
Ok, so the ending (Goldstone's conclusion) surprised me. It was clearly a conservative (read: less taxes, more private business) alignment that I did not expect. It was a reasonable conclusion on the ... Read full review
Review: Why Europe?: The Rise of the West in World History, 1500-1850User Review - Goodreads
This book really isn't that helpful for learning world history. It is good if you've read 20 books on world history and want a short detailed argument about Europe and it's rise. Otherwise, don't ...