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Jerry H. Bentley is professor of history at the University of Hawai`i and editor of the Journal of World History. His research on the religious, moral, and political writings of Renaissance humanists led to the publication of Humanists and Holy Writ: New Testament Scholarship in the Renaissance (Princeton, 1983) and Politics and Culture in Renaissance Naples (Princeton, 1987). More recently, his research has concentrated on global history and particularly on processes of cross-cultural interaction. His book Old World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre-Modern Times (New York, 1993) examines processes of cultural exchange and religious conversion before the modern era, and his pamphlet Shapes of World History in Twentieth-Century Scholarship (Washington, D.C., 1996) discusses the historiography of world history. His current interests include processes of cross-cultural interaction and cultural exchanges in modern times.
Herbert F. Ziegler is an associate professor of history at the University of Hawai'i. He has taught courses on world history for the last 19 years and is currently the director of the world history program at the University of Hawai'i. For several years, he also served as the book review editor of the 'Journal of World History'. His interest in twentieth-century European social and political history led to the publication of 'Nazi Germany's New Aristocracy (1990)'. He is at present working on a study that explores uncharted aspects of German society, especially the cultural manifestations of humor and satire in the Nazi era. His other current research project focuses on the application of complexity theory to a comparative study of societies and their internal dynamics.
Heather Streets Salter is Associate Professor of History at Washington State University, where she teaches World History at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She received her Ph.D. in the History of the British Empire at Duke University in 1998. She is director of the WSU History department's World History Ph.D. program, and director of Washington State University's undergraduate World Civilizations program. She served as an area editor for the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, published in 2008 by Oxford University Press. Recent publications include Martial Races: The Military, Race, and Masculinity in British Imperial Culture, 1857-1914, published in 2004 by Manchester University Press. Her forthcoming book (co-authored with Trevor Getz), Imperialism in the Modern World, will be published by Pearson in 2010.
Table of Contents
|The Origins of Global Interdependence, 1500-1800|
|Transoceanic Encounters and Global Connections|
|The European Reconnaissance of the World's Oceans|
|Trade and Conflict in Early Modern Asia|
|The Transformation of Europe|
|The Fragmentation of Western Christendom|
|The Consolidation of Sovereign States|
|Early Capitalist Society|
|Science and Enlightenment|
|New Worlds: The Americas and Oceania|
|Colonial Society in the Americas|
|Europeans in the Pacific|
|Africa and the Atlantic World|
|African Politics and Society in Early Modern Times|
|The Atlantic Slave Trade|
|The African Diaspora|
|Tradition and Change in East Asia|
|The Quest for Political Stability|
|Economic and Social Changes|
|The Confucian Tradition and New Cultural Influences|
|The Unification of Japan|
|The Islamic Empires|
|Formation of the Islamic Empires|
|Imperial Islamic Society|
|The Empires in Transition|
|An Age of Revolution, Industry and Empire, 1750-1914|
|Revolutions and National States in the Atlantic World|
|Popular Sovereignty and Political Upheaval|
|The Influence of Revolution|
|The Consolidation of National States in Europe|
|The Making of Industrial Society|
|Patterns of Industrialization|
|Global Effects of Industrialization|
|The Americas in the Age of Independence|
|The Building of American States|
|American Economic Development|
|American Cultural and Social Diversity|
|The Building of Global Empires|
|Foundations of Empire|
|The Emergence of New Imperial Power|
|Legacies of Imperialism|
|Contemporary Global Realignments|
|The Great War: The World in Upheaval|
|The Drift Toward War|
|The End of the War|
|An Age of Anxiety|
|Probing Cultural Frontiers|
|Challenges to the Liberal Order|
|Nationalism and Political Identities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America|
|Asian Paths to Autonomy|
|Africa under Colonial Domination|
|Latin American Struggles with Neocolonialism|
|New Conflagrations: World War II|
|Origins of World War II|
|Total War: The World Under Fire|
|Life During Wartime|
|Neither Peace nor War|
|The Cold War and Decolonization|
|The Formation of a Bipolar World|
|Decolonization and the Global Cold War|
|From Dissent to Dissolution in the Cold War|
|A World without Borders|
|Global World Economy|
|Cross-Cultural Exchanges and Global Communications|
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