Thursday, February 25, 2010

1492: One of the Most Fascinating Years in World History

Everything changed in 1492: the way power and wealth were distributed around the globe, the way major religions and civilizations divided the world, and the increasing interconnectedness of separate economies that are now called globalization. In 1492 the modern world was born.

In 1492: The Year the World Began, Felipe Fern├índez-Armesto, currently the William P. Reynolds Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, not only examines this pivotal year and shows how its landmark events still resonate today, but reveals how the Spanish Inquisition, the closing of the Silk Road, and the expulsion of Jews and Muslims triggered a creative response that led to world-changing events, including the exploration of the “New World,” the Reformation, and the spread of Islam. With the current “Clash of Civilizations” and the shrinking of our world, 1492 offers profound and hopeful lessons to students.

If you are interested in adopting this book for a class, you may order an exam copy. If you have already ordered this book for a class, please order a complimentary desk copy.

1 comment:

  1. Blogs are so informative where we get lots of information on any topic. Nice job keep it up!!

    Dissertation Projects