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The world in 1800

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Bernier provides us with a riveting chronicle of that time, so vastly different from our own yet so pregnant with meaning for us as we embark upon a new century. From Europe?s bloodstained landscape to the prosperous ports and homesteads of a nascent United States, from the Spanish dominions of Central and South America to the slave trading posts of Africa?s Gold Coast and the lavish interiors of China?s Forbidden City, Bernier takes us on a dizzying journey around the world, providing a finely textured portrait of civilization at the dawn of the modern era. PRAISE FOR The World in 1800 "Olivier Bernier's richly detailed, engaging, and elegant book offers a splendid refresher course on a pivotal moment in world history the dawn of the modern era." Francine du Plessix Gray "Elegantly written." The New York Times Book Review "Bernier's style is easeful and informed: he has an acute eye for a colourful, clever, and iconic image." The Times (London) "Sweeping, impressively argued. . . . A distinguished work of popular history." Kirkus Reviews "Bernier is less interested in historical debates than in telling a good story." San Francisco Chronicle "When the art historian in Bernier gains ascendancy, the result is wonderful." The Australian Financial Review ". . . for the first time ever, the world was one, united by war and by the survival of that most ancient of evils, slavery. Already during the Seven Years' War, from 1756 to 1763, fighting had ranged across the continents and across the oceans; but it had been disorganized and relatively brief, a series of spasms rather than a new way of being. The wars of the French Revolution, from 1792 to 1815, changed all that. Now the leading nations France and Great Britain particularly had worldwide strategies. What happened in Rio, Cairo, Calcutta, or Cape Town mattered to the governments in Paris and London; and each movement of the adversaries caused consequences thousands of miles away." From the Introduction

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ISBN-10:
0471395218
ISBN-13:
9780471395218
Publisher:
Wiley

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Bernier provides us with a riveting chronicle of that time, so vastly different from our own yet so pregnant with meaning for us as we embark upon a new century. From Europe?s bloodstained landscape to the prosperous ports and homesteads of a nascent United States, from the Spanish dominions of Central and South America to the slave trading posts of Africa?s Gold Coast and the lavish interiors of China?s Forbidden City, Bernier takes us on a dizzying journey around the world, providing a finely textured portrait of civilization at the dawn of the modern era. PRAISE FOR The World in 1800 "Olivier Bernier's richly detailed, engaging, and elegant book offers a splendid refresher course on a pivotal moment in world history the dawn of the modern era." Francine du Plessix Gray "Elegantly written." The New York Times Book Review "Bernier's style is easeful and informed: he has an acute eye for a colourful, clever, and iconic image." The Times (London) "Sweeping, impressively argued. . . . A distinguished work of popular history." Kirkus Reviews "Bernier is less interested in historical debates than in telling a good story." San Francisco Chronicle "When the art historian in Bernier gains ascendancy, the result is wonderful." The Australian Financial Review ". . . for the first time ever, the world was one, united by war and by the survival of that most ancient of evils, slavery. Already during the Seven Years' War, from 1756 to 1763, fighting had ranged across the continents and across the oceans; but it had been disorganized and relatively brief, a series of spasms rather than a new way of being. The wars of the French Revolution, from 1792 to 1815, changed all that. Now the leading nations France and Great Britain particularly had worldwide strategies. What happened in Rio, Cairo, Calcutta, or Cape Town mattered to the governments in Paris and London; and each movement of the adversaries caused consequences thousands of miles away." From the Introduction

Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0471395218
ISBN-13:
9780471395218
Publisher:
Wiley

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