Cover of: Millennium | Felipe Fernández-Armesto


a history of the last thousand years

Published by Scribner in New York .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

Discrete worlds : some civilizations a thousand years ago
The cockpit of orthodoxy : medieval eastern Christendom
The tower of darkness : Islam in the first half of our millennium
The world behind the wind : China and her neighbours from the Sung to the Ming
A small promontory of Asia : Latin Christendom in the late Middle Ages
Shy and retiring empires : expanding states in late medieval Africa and America
The reach of conquest : imperialisms of the early modern period
The touch of empire : colonization on early modern frontiers
The embrace of evangelization : reform and expansion of early modern religions
The tangle of trade : early modern long-range commerce
The Atlantic chasm : fissures and fractures in the Atlantic world
Voyages of bounty : the redistribution of world resources
The chasm spanned : the survival and revival of Atlantic links
The mirrors of imperialism : western reflections elsewhere in the world
Graveyards of certainty : the decline of confidence and the erosion of empires
The stumblers' alibis : domestic difficulties in the modern West
The casebook of failure : fraying edges of the Atlantic
Life after empires : decolonization and counter-colonization
The maze of God : Islamic resurgence late in the millennium
The watchers at dawn : modernization in Japan
The giant awakening : modernization elsewhere in East Asia
Riders of the surf : the white Pacific
The revenge of the East : Oriental resilience and western culture.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 738-775) and index.


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D20 .F36 1995

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816 p. ;
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