Blackwell Concise History of the Modern World
Covering the major regions of the world, each history in this series provides a vigorous interpretation of its regionís past in the modern age. Informed by the latest scholarship, but assuming no prior knowledge, each author presents developments within a clear analytic framework. Unusually, the histories acknowledge the limitations of their own generalizations. Authors are encouraged to balance perspectives from the broad historical landscape with discussion of particular features of the past that may or may not conform to the larger impression. The aim is to provide a lively explanation of the transformations of the modern period and the interplay between long term change and Ďdefining momentsí of history.