A classic in its field, loved by instructors and students for its narrative flair, humor, authority, and comprehensive coverage.
This Third Edition maintains the books key characteristics: a careful balance of cultural, social, and political history, delivered to students in an accessible, engaging narrative by a noted scholar and teacher. For thisedition John Merriman has a theme of empire throught the bookwith new discussions of subjects such as:
The trajectory of th ottoman empire and its significant effects on Europe and the world
The New World empires of England and Spain, in comparative perspective
The expansion of the Russian Empireand the decline of the independent Poland
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Date of Publication: 10/11/2009