Rise Of The Modern West (English) by Meenaxi Phukan
This book deals with European history from the decline of feudalism in the late Middle Ages (around the 15th century) to the beginning of industrial capitalism (towards the end of the 18th century). The transition from medieval to modern times was a historical process extending over centuries, and was not dependent upon any single event or any single political, economic, social or cultural force. European history is dealt with thematically and the book is mostly confined to Western Europe during the early Modern period. This book deals with the various interpretations of the cataclysmic transition from feudalism to capitalism in early Modern Europe. Did it succeed or not by the 18th century, and where and why, and also why not, are some of the questions tackled within the framework of the various controversies and debates that crop up while studying this period. Holistic attempts are made to deal with this period rather than confine it to any particular line of approach. The views of various historians, and schools of thought concerning this period are interpreted in order to give a balanced view point.
Audience of the Book :
This book Useful for History students.
Table of Contents:
2.Europe in 1500
4.Early Colonial Empires-Portugal and Spain
6.Western Europein the 16th Century
8.Western Europe in the 17th Century
9.The English Civil War and the Economics Developments in England
10.The Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th Centuries
13.Economy and Society:The Netherlands , France and England in the 18th Century
14.Transition form Feudalism to Capitalism
15Varieties of History
Important European Rulers Since 1500
Chronology of Events in European History