ISBN 9781441161314,The Rise Of Western Power

The Rise Of Western Power



Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9781441161314

ISBN-10 1441161317


Number of Pages 664 Pages
Language (English)
The West's history is one of extraordinary success; no other region, empire, culture, or civilization has left so powerful a mark upon the world. The Rise of Western Power charts the Wests achievementsrepresentative government, the free enterprise system, modern science, and the rule of lawas well as its misdeedstwo frighteningly destructive World Wars, the Holocaust, imperialistic domination, and the Atlantic slave trade. Adopting a global perspective, Jonathan Daly explores the contributions of other cultures and civilizations to the Wests emergence. Historical, geographical, and cultural factors all unfold in the narrative. Adopting a thematic structure, the book traces the rise of Western power through a series of revolutionssocial, political, technological, military, commercial, and industrial, among others. The result is a clear and engaging introduction to the history of Western civilization.