Buy The Birth of the Modern World, Global Connections and Comparisons (Blackwell History of the World) 1st Edition by C. A. Bayly (ISBN. With this similarity in mind, C.A. Bayly’s The Birth of the Modern World makes for fascinating reading. In this wide-reaching history of impressive geographical. C.A. Bayly, The Birth of the Modern World, Global Connections and C.A. Bayly is well known to readers of this journal as a historian of colonial.

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Challenges and complements the regional and national approacheswhich have traditionally dominated history teaching andwriting. The State And The Historians.

But is that speech so straightforward? C.a.baylu Of Tables And Maps. Feb 27, Bryan Schwartz rated it liked it Shelves: The Reconstitution Of Social Hierarchies:.

The Birth of the Modern World, 1780 – 1914

Tyron Surmon rated it really liked it Dec 11, Harbingers Of New Political Formations. In turn, what he delivers is a fascinating challenge to contemporary understandings of globalisation, thd belief and the threads of Empire.

Although not for popular consumption this book isn’t so bad and mean towards the average mortal taxpayer. A thematic history of the world fromthe pivotal year of the revolutionary age, to the First World War, which ripped apart the contemporary system of states and empires.


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We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. Of course that’s a merit on its own.

In this wide-reaching history of impressive geographical and theoretical scope, Bayly synthesizes the latest research on such topics as the causes of the industrial revolution and the rise of nationalism, weighing in authoritatively with cross-cultural comparisons to support his arguments. There’s an interesting emphasis on warfare and it seems like throughout the book he emphasizes the strength of ideas he sees the idea of class consciousness as more powerful than any real class consciousness, similarly the idea of popular sovereignty is powerful even if it was never widely implemented during the 19th century.

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One thing is clear though: Dont’t move and don’t do anything, o Although not for popular consumption this book isn’t so bad and mean towards the average mortal taxpayer. But at the same time it’s the major weakness of the book: What is most interesting is how he shows how global the world was in this period and how much of what happened in Europe was the result of much wider forces.

I have no doubt that Bayly presented as “settled” disputes that worpd think are not, and I’m sure he cut across thousands of pages of spilled ink in just a few paragraphs I certainly quibbled with a few of his assertionsbut on the whole he did a One of the better grand-sweep “meta-histories” I’ve read. He was knighted in for achievements as a historian.


Series Blackwell History of the World. Formalising Doctrines And Rites.

Almost every chapter begins with a rather c.ab.ayly critique on earlier historical studies about this period, a reference to recent literature that indicates a shift in view, an elaboration of a new look on things, but not very convincing, to end up with curiously relativist remarks.

Bayly not only deftly summarises a startling range of complex previous literature, as well as integrating it effectively into his bigger picture, but also pushes many of those theoretical debates forward.

James Scott and those influenced by Foucault’s theories of governmentality are taken to task, along with Bernard Cohn and ‘new imperial historians’, for giving too much credence worl the authority of the state and placing too much reliance on official records.

The View Of Recent Historians. What struck me the most about the era studied is the way that these forces built complexity. Mentioned by Pankaj Mishra in http: These 5 locations in Australian Capital Territory: May 03, Huub rated it c.a.bayly was amazing. Bayly’s The Birth of the Modern World makes for fascinating reading.