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The Resource The verge : Reformation, Renaissance, and forty years that shook the world, Patrick Wyman

The verge : Reformation, Renaissance, and forty years that shook the world, Patrick Wyman

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The verge : Reformation, Renaissance, and forty years that shook the world
Title
The verge
Title remainder
Reformation, Renaissance, and forty years that shook the world
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Wyman
Title variation
Reformation, Renaissance, and forty years that shook the world
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Verge tells the story of a period that marked a decisive turning point for both European and world history. Here, author Patrick Wyman examines two complementary and contradictory sides of the same historical coin: the world-altering implications of the developments of printed mass media, extreme taxation, exploitative globalization, humanistic learning, gunpowder warfare, and mass religious conflict in the long term, and their intensely disruptive consequences in the short-term. As told through the lives of ten real people -- from famous figures like Christopher Columbus and wealthy banker Jakob Fugger to a ruthless small-time merchant and a one-armed mercenary captain -- The Verge illustrates how their lives, and the times in which they lived, set the stage for an unprecedented globalized future. Over an intense forty-year period, the seeds for the so-called "Great Divergence" between Western Europe and the rest of the globe would be planted. From Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to Martin Luther's sparking the Protestant Reformation, the foundations of our own, recognizably modern world came into being. For the past 500 years, historians, economists, and the policy-oriented have argued which of these individual developments best explains the West's rise from backwater periphery to global dominance. As The Verge presents it, however, the answer is far more nuanced"--
  • From Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to Martin Luther's sparking the Protestant Reformation, the foundations of our own, recognizably modern world came into being. Wyman examines the world-altering implications of the developments of printed mass media, extreme taxation, exploitative globalization, humanistic learning, gunpowder warfare, and mass religious conflict in the long term, and their intensely disruptive consequences in the short-term. As told through the lives of ten real people, he illustrates how their lives, and the times in which they lived, set the stage for an unprecedented globalized future. -- adapted from jacket
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collective biography
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Wyman, Patrick
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • HISTORY / World
  • Economic history
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
Label
The verge : Reformation, Renaissance, and forty years that shook the world, Patrick Wyman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Christopher Columbus and exploration -- Isabella of Castille and the rise of the State -- Jacob Fugger and banking -- Götz von Berlichingen and the military revolution -- Aldus Manutius and printing -- John Heritage and everyday capitalism -- Martin Luther and the Reformation -- Suleiman the Magnificent and the Ottoman superpower -- Charles V and universal rule
Control code
1238130277
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 401 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781538701188
Lccn
2021006600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 520
Other control number
40030656664
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1238130277
Label
The verge : Reformation, Renaissance, and forty years that shook the world, Patrick Wyman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Christopher Columbus and exploration -- Isabella of Castille and the rise of the State -- Jacob Fugger and banking -- Götz von Berlichingen and the military revolution -- Aldus Manutius and printing -- John Heritage and everyday capitalism -- Martin Luther and the Reformation -- Suleiman the Magnificent and the Ottoman superpower -- Charles V and universal rule
Control code
1238130277
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 401 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781538701188
Lccn
2021006600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 520
Other control number
40030656664
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1238130277

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