The World and the West
Philip D. CurtinWorld history, in the past two centuries, is a story of western dominance and overwhelming European power. This age of European empires inevitably transformed relations between the world and the West. Focusing on the ways in which Asian, African and Indian American peoples have responded to the powerful European empires of this period, The World and the West charts a new approach to world history in a European age. Its reach extends to such diverse cases as the Maya and Yaqui of Mexico, and to Meiji Japan and the Ottoman Empire. With this book, distinguished historian Philip D. Curtin creates a vast, detailed picture of a world in transition - as the conquerers, the conquered, and the uneasy observers came to their own terms with the industrial age.