The Modern World, Part One: Global History from 1760 to 1910

University of Virginia

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4.36667 / 5, 1 review
Topic: Humanities
Intro: 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.
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April 30, 2013
This is an amazing class! Professor Zelikow views history as a series of decisions made by people in the context of their times. This teaching perspective enables you to get inside the mind of people of the past and understand why they made the choic ... more
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