The Global Opportunity

1st Edition

Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Routledge
Published July 27, 1995
Reference - 348 Pages
ISBN 9780860785002 - CAT# Y284208
Series: An Expanding World: The European Impact on World History, 1450 to 1800

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Summary

Though usually depicted as an aspect of the "European miracle", it is argued that imperial expansion is better understood as a world-wide phenomenon of the late medieval and early modern period, in which expanding societies grew outwards and collided from widely separated centres. This first volume in the Expanding World Series examines the potential for worldwide expansion by any region, whether it was China, the Middle East, Africa or the Americas, at the end of the Middle Ages and then explores why these nations failed or gave the initiative to the Europeans.

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