La gran síntesis histórica de los dos siglos que han configurado nuestro mundo ahora ampliada con los primeros años del siglo XXI.
Nuestra visión del mundo se ha transformando de un modo radical en los últimos doscientos años. Este libro interpreta, desde una perspectiva histórica, las claves del mundo contemporáneo y analiza las líneas básicas de lo que solemos denominar el «largo» siglo XIX y el «corto» siglo XX, con una incursión prospectiva de las rutas abiertas por el tercer milenio.
A finales del siglo XVIII, en los umbrales de l. a. modernidad, el mundo period grande en los angeles distancia pero realmente pequeño en el espacio conocido. Hoy sucede justamente lo contrario. Hemos pasado de los angeles aldea rural a los angeles aldea worldwide. En l. a. sociedad genuine, caracterizada por su extraordinario desarrollo tecnológico y su globalización económica, muchas de las limitaciones impuestas por el espacio y el tiempo han sido superadas o es previsible que lo sean en breve. Porque desde finales del siglo XX nos hallamos en el camino de una nueva civilización, claramente diferenciada de los angeles forjada por l. a. sociedad commercial de principios del siglo XIX.
Los autores, Ángel Bahamonde y Ramón Villares, tratan de esclarecer en este ensayo los angeles naturaleza de los cambios que han hecho posible que, en el espacio de los dos últimos siglos, se haya podido producir una mutación tan profunda de los angeles realidad histórica.
«Los profesores Ramón Villares y Ángel Bahamonde han seguido el ejemplo de sus colegas anglosajones y se han atrevido con una gran síntesis histórica de los siglos XIX y XX. El mundo contemporáneo tiene un declarado afán divulgativo para que pueda ser leído tanto por un público universitario como por gente de una cultura media interesada en los temas históricos.»
By Nathaniel Popper
New York Times e-book evaluation Editor’s Choice
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A New York Times expertise and enterprise reporter charts the dramatic upward push of Bitcoin and the interesting personalities who're striving to create a brand new worldwide funds for the net age.
Digital Gold is New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper’s tremendous and engrossing background of Bitcoin, the landmark electronic cash and fiscal know-how that has spawned an international social movement.
The idea of a brand new forex, maintained by way of the pcs of clients all over the world, has been the butt of many jokes, yet that has no longer stopped it from turning out to be right into a know-how worthy billions of greenbacks, supported via the hordes of fans who've come to view it because the most vital new notion because the construction of the web. Believers from Beijing to Buenos Aires see the opportunity of a economic system loose from banks and governments. greater than only a tech fad, Bitcoin has threatened to decentralize a few of society’s most elementary institutions.
An strange story of crew invention, Digital Gold charts the increase of the Bitcoin know-how during the eyes of the movement’s colourful imperative characters, together with an Argentinian millionaire, a chinese language entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin’s elusive author, Satoshi Nakamoto. Already, Bitcoin has resulted in untold riches for a few, and legal phrases for others.
By Christopher H. Johnson
During this seminal booklet, Christopher Johnson writes a full-scale research of the increase and decline of industrialization within the Bas-Languedoc quarter of France. operating inside a extensive 200-year body, Johnson examines the method of the way and why a profitable commercial sector remodeled itself to agriculture. Johnson is essentially drawn to de-industrialization, which units him except earlier historians who've studied areas purely by way of the expansion towards industrialization.
By James L. Swanson
Based on infrequent archival fabric, vague trial manuscripts, and interviews with relations of the conspirators and the manhunters, CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER is a fast moving mystery in regards to the pursuit and catch of John Wilkes sales space: a wild twelve-day chase in the course of the streets of Washington, D.C., around the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.
By David Gero
"Shows how the clever research of the heritage of a unmarried commodity can be utilized to pry open the historical past of a complete international of social relationships and human behavior."—The manhattan evaluation of Books.
By Alessandro Marzo Magno
Venice within the 15th century is the mercantile and cultural capital of the realm. There, the 1st printers, publishing homes and bookstores open for enterprise. one of the innovators who're riding those new cultural corporations, one outstanding visionary, Aldo Manuzio, stands head and shoulders above the remaining. he's credited with inventing the determine of the trendy writer. Manuzio will put up the 1st revealed variations of the Talmud, the Koran, the works of Erasmus of Rotterdam and classics of the golf green and Latin poetry and theater, bringing a couple of actual revolution and the beginning of the area.
By Ludmilla A. Trigos
This ebook is the 1st interdisciplinary remedy of the mythic photo of the Decembrists, a gaggle of Russian noble officials who tried, yet failed, to overthrow the tsarist govt in 1825. by means of exploring Russian literature, heritage, movie and opera this publication indicates how the Decembrist fantasy advanced through the years reckoning on political agendas. although initially it functioned as a delusion of competition to authority and espoused self-sacrifice, it later turned a legitimating delusion for the Soviet regime. Ludmilla Trigos unearths how the Decembrist fantasy encouraged generations of Russian revolutionaries and writers and nonetheless keeps its carry at the Russian cultural imagination.
150,000 years of human life have handed, and but what can we relatively find out about our heritage sooner than the appearance of writing? probably the most momentous occasions - together with our origins, our migrations around the globe, and our acquisition of language - have been misplaced within the darkness of 'prehistory'. yet eventually geneticists and different scientists are piecing jointly a background - the real tale of Adam and Eve. Mapping Human background is not anything under a 'history of prehistory'. Steve Olson travelled via 4 continents to find the advance of people and our enlargement during the planet. He describes, for instance, new puzzling over how centres of agriculture sprang up between disparate foraging societies at approximately a similar time. He tells why so much folks can declare Julius Caesar and Confucius between our forebears. He pinpoints why the ways that the tale of the Jewish humans jibes with, and diverges from, biblical debts. And utilizing very fresh genetic findings, he explodes the parable that human races are a organic fact.
The Pacific conflict replaced unexpectedly in November 1943 while Admiral Chester Nimitz unleashed a constant 18-month, 4,000-mile offensive around the crucial Pacific, spearheaded by means of quick provider activity forces and U.S. Marine and armed forces attack troops. The unexpected American proclivity for amphibious frontal attacks opposed to fortified islands astonished jap commanders, who known as them “storm landings” simply because they differed so sharply from the constrained landings of 1942-43.
This is the tale of 7 epic attacks from the ocean opposed to murderous enemy fire―Tarawa, Saipan, Guam, Tinian, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. each one dicy conflict superior the U.S. potential to pay attention overwhelming naval strength opposed to a far off island and actually kick down front door. whereas the attack forces discovered precious operational classes from each one touchdown, so did the japanese. the last word U.S. victory within the seven “storm landings” got here on the overall expense of 100,000 killed and wounded. The survivors confronted the possibility of even bloodier destiny beachheads opposed to mainland Japan.
Award-winning historian Joseph Alexander relates this striking tale with a simple narrative type strengthened by means of years of reading U.S. and eastern conflict money owed, own interviews with veterans, and his personal amphibious battle event. Abounding with human-interest tales of colourful “web-footed amphibians,” his ebook vividly portrays the sheer drama of those naval battles whose importance and ferocity may possibly by no means back be obvious during this world.