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Part 2 : 1750-1914
Explores the political and socio-economic revolutions which accompanied this period of European expansion, and also the reactions of civilizations which encountered this expansion.
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Introduction to the Ottoman Empire
The world's last Islamic superpower once matched Rome in power and glory. In this episode, Rageh Omaar will explore its Turkish origins and early developments.
Empire: A British Chronicle
This five-part series looks at the British Empire from new and unusual angles, exploring not only the rise and fall of the realm but also its impact—political, social, and technological—on an international level and in the British consciousness.
Atlantic Revolutions and Their Echoes, 1775-1914
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1775–83, struggle by which the Thirteen Colonies on the Atlantic seaboard of North America won independence from Great Britain and became the United States. It is also called the American War of Independence.
Political upheaval of world importance in France that began in 1789.
Reign of Terror
1793–94, period of the French Revolution characterized by a wave of executions of presumed enemies of the state. Directed by the Committee of Public Safety, the Revolutionary government's Terror was essentially a war dictatorship, instituted to rule the country in a national emergency.
Revolution of Industrialization, 1750-1914
Acceleration of technical and economic development that took place in Britain in the second half of the 18th century. The traditional agricultural economy was replaced by one dominated by machinery and manufacturing, made possible through technical advances such as the steam engine. This transferred the balance of political power from the landowner to the industrial capitalist (for example, a factory owner) and created an urban working class.
Internal Troubles, External Threats: China, the Ottoman Empire, and Japan, 1800-1914
Chronology of major events
This period embraces China's last imperial dynasty from its initial decline to its end, when it was overthrown by a revolution made in the name of republicanism, though it never took form as such. In addition to the systemic problems of the dynastic form of government, China was subject to natural and secular changes - principally, the disastrous changing course of the Yellow River and the debilitating impact of mass opium addiction - that enervated the Qing dynasty. China's population continued to grow in these years, topping 400 million by the middle of the 19th century.
Vast state founded in the late 13th cent. by Turkish tribes in Anatolia and ruled by the descendants of Osman I until its dissolution in 1918. Modern Turkey formed only part of the empire, but the terms "Turkey" and "Ottoman Empire" were often used interchangeably.
Library of Ottoman Studies
This is a link to e-books about the Ottoman Empire. Many are based on 19th century history
Colonial Encounters, 1750-1914
A policy of extending the rule of one country over another country or colonies that began with the establishment of empires in the sixteenth century and lasted until the twentieth century.
An enduring relationship of domination and mode of dispossession, usually (or at least initially) between an indigenous (or enslaved) majority and a minority of interlopers (colonizers), who are convinced of their own superiority, pursue their own interests, and exercise power through a mixture of coercion, persuasion, conflict and collaboration (cf. Osterhammel, 1997, pp. 14–20)
Empire covering, at its height in the 1920s, about a sixth of the landmass of the Earth, all of its lands recognizing the United Kingdom (UK) as their leader. It consisted of the Empire of India, four self-governing countries known as dominions, and dozens of colonies and territories.
Professor Huston Smith on Confucianism (part of the Bill Moyer’s special, The Wisdom of Faith):
From Jesus to Christ
See the impressive documentary From Jesus to Christ. The documentary was one of the first to incorporate a rich new body of scholarly work on early Christianity which emerged in the 1970s and 1980s. You can watch the full program at PBS.
History of Religion
The geography of faith and its wars across history; Video of spread of religon in Maps of War website.
European History Primary Sources
index of scholarly websites that offer online access to digitised primary sources on the history of Europe. The websites listed on EHPS are not only meta-sources but also include invented archives and born digital sources.
Ottoman History Podcast
Ottoman History Podcast is dedicated to offering a multivocal and inclusive discussion of history in the Ottoman Empire and elsewhere that showcases the numerous perspectives on the past within our field of study.