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Peter N. Stearns

Autor/a de The Encyclopedia of World History

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Peter N. Stearns is University Professor of History at George Mason University, USA. He has written and taught widely on subjects in world history and has researched several aspects of the modern history of parenting and childhood. He also serves on the editorial board of the leading journal on mostra'n més childhood history. mostra'n menys
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Obres de Peter N. Stearns

The Encyclopedia of World History (2001) 404 exemplars
A Brief History of the World (2007) 57 exemplars
Cultures in Motion (2001) 27 exemplars
Experiencing World History (2000) — Autor — 21 exemplars
World History: The Basics (2010) 18 exemplars
The Rise of the modern woman (1978) 11 exemplars
Human rights in world history (2012) 9 exemplars
A brief history of the world (2007) 8 exemplars
Thinking History (2004) 5 exemplars
Modern Europe, 1789-1914 (1969) 3 exemplars
Millennium III, Century XXI (1996) 2 exemplars
American Behavioral History (2005) 2 exemplars
PATHS TO AUTHORITY (1978) 1 exemplars
人権の世界史 (2022) 1 exemplars
Makers of Modern Europe (1987) 1 exemplars

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So much has been written about globalization, but historians have only recently begun to study the phenomenon. Usually, their focus is on the question when exactly this globalization started, and whether or not this is the first time that a global network was created. Peter Stearns gives a creditable overview and offers his own accents. Only at the end does this book water down a bit, because he wants to stay too close to current events. More in my History account on Goodreads: rel="nofollow" target="_top">… (més)
bookomaniac | Nov 5, 2022 |
A rather hybrid book: it is both about the catch-all concept of 'Western civilization' and about the Western Civ course that has been taught in the US at college level since the 1920s. Stearns outlines how that approach came about and how it evolved and partly eroded. He rightly argues in favor of incorporating the new insights gained in the context of the World History/Global History movement. And he makes an effort to recalibrate the approach. I think Stearns did a creditable effort, but at the same time rather half-heartedly, because in the second half the book gets bogged down in an ordinary history course. More in my History account on Goodreads:… (més)
bookomaniac | Sep 2, 2022 |
Think of the construction of the great pyramids of Egypt, or the development of democratic rule in ancient Greece. Recall the innovations of the European Renaissance and Enlightenment—the remarkable flowering of drama and the arts, and revolutionary breakthroughs in science and philosophy. These are intriguing and important episodes, familiar to students of history. But haven't you also wondered: What else was going on in the world?
MarkBeronte | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jul 17, 2021 |
5748. The European Experience Since 1815, by Peter N. Stearns (read 23 Jun 2021) This book, published in 1972, is a textbook-like account of developments in Europe since 1815, which I wish I had read in 1973 and which I wish extended its discussion to the present since I would be very interested in what the author would say about the developments in the last 50 years. The book surveys events from the Congress of Vienna to the largely abortive revolutions of 1848, and the events till the Great War, .and the many changes in Europe due to that war, the between the wars developments, and how much wiser way that Germany was handled after World War II, and the Cold War which is still ongoing when the book ends. It is marvelous that we can revel in the fact that Europe has been substantially at peace in the 50 years that the book does not cover, and though we have plenty of problems today most are not due to what was done in Europe since World War Two.… (més)
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