The Birth of the Modern: World Society, 1815-1830

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9780060165741: The Birth of the Modern: World Society, 1815-1830

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A New York Times Notable Book for 1991

This is an extraordinary chronicle of the fifteen years, 1815-1830, that laid the foundations of modern society. It is a history of people, ideas, politics, manners, morals, economics, art, science and technology, diplomacy, business and commerce, literature, and revolution.

From Wellington at Waterloo and Jackson at New Orleans to the surge of democratic power and reform, this tumultuous period saw the United States transform itself from an ex-colony into a formidable nation, Britain become the first industrial world power, Russia develop the fatal flaws that would engulf her in the twentieth century, and China and Japan set the stage for future development and catastrophe. Provocative, challenging, and listenable, this remarkable story is told through the lives and actions of its outstanding, curious, and ordinary people.

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From the prizewinning author of Modern Times comes an extraordinary chronicle of the period that laid the foundations of the modern world.

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The extraordinary, bestselling chronicle of the period that laid the foundations of the modern world.

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