This is a survey of modern history from a global perspective. Part One begins with the political and economic revolutions of the late 1700s and tracks the transformation of the world during the 1800s. Part One concludes as these bewildering changes seem to be running beyond the capacity of older institutions to handle them. Throughout the course we try to grasp what is happening and ask: Why? And the answers often turn on very human choices.
The Modern World, Part One: Global History from 1760 to 1910University of Virginia
About this Course
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
From the Traditional to the Modern - Commercial and Military Revolutions (1760-1800)
Democratic Revolutions of the Atlantic World (1760-1800)
Revolutionary Wars (1800-1830)
The World Transformed (1830-1870)
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TOP REVIEWS FROM THE MODERN WORLD, PART ONE: GLOBAL HISTORY FROM 1760 TO 1910
I liked the course so much, I have already enrolled in the second half. I enjoyed picking apart history by its cause and effect scenario. Clear, easy to understand and enjoyable.
Professor Phillip Zelikow is so sweet and passionate and its crazy how we are still struggling with the central conflict of the Hundred Years' War, "How will we organize modern societies?"
The course is structured well and the teachings of the instructor is interesting and clear. It is good for whom is more interested to know about the world history in a single course.
An excellent overview of world history focusing on the "why" events happened. Really helped in understanding how history unfolded during the period. The lecturer makes it very easy to follow.
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