Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the Modern World (1300 to the Present)
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Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the Modern World (1300 to the Present)

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A stellar group of historians paint a decidedly different modern world history, one in which the rise of the West was not predetermined and where global integration has manifested itself in fits and starts rather than as a smooth process over the last seven centuries. This fresh interpretation, driven by powerful ideas and colorful stories, promises to engage readers for d...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published March 20th 2002 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published March 2002)
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Although this is clearly written by (many) learned and accomplished people, it has left much to be desired from a student's point of view. There are rampant typos, errors, and misplacements. There is also a lack of consistency in terms of naming certain cities (for example: Canton/Guangzhou) without giving a reason why they are doing so.
I really wanted to like the way it was written, too, as I fondly recalled some of my more interesting history textbooks from high school and college, but unfort...more
I read this textbook as a companion to a Coursera class of the same name offered by Princeton University. I bought the earlier 2nd edition of the book although the class was using the more current 3rd edition. I did not find any problems in using this earlier edition and the price was much, much cheaper (about 5 bucks). Given that price, it is an absolute bargain. I really enjoyed it because it covers so much about the non-western world, which is such an important part of world history. I just c...more
I wouldn't normally give this five stars, since it's a textbook, and a rather dry textbook at that (I admit, I've been spoiled by the flowery language of The American Pageant, but still). This deserves five stars since it is not Eurocentric, which is very unique among history books. It avoids Eurocentricism in a novel yet genius way: instead of having each chapter devoted to a certain country, it devotes each chapter to a time period, and traces the history of EVERY country on Earth (just about)...more
A 'world history' book which makes a very serious attempt at fighting eurocentrism. it was assigned reading in an international studies class - and possibly the most interesting assigned reading in any of my college humanities class.
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ده يعتبر اول كتاب تاريخ بحاول ان اقرأه باللغة الانجليزية و كمان بنتناقش في حاجات كتير عن تاريخ العالم مع احد العلماء الذين اشتركوا في كتابته و هو د/ جيرمي ادلمان ......
This book covers a lot of ground and ends up treating many subjects superficially.

The primary sources and the maps are great. The narrative is not so relevant nor endearing.
A little too heavy, and I am a history challenged person, so it was like water and oil for me.
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