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The Birth of the Modern World 1780–1914. Global Connections and Comparisons

The cover of C. A. Bayly’s new book is stunning. A handsome black man stands poised, next to the bust of a European philosopher. Blazoned across the corner of the cover is ‘A Masterpiece’, the judgement of Niall Ferguson, current favourite historian of the US media, on Bayly’s book. The reproduction is of part ofContinue reading “The Birth of the Modern World 1780–1914. Global Connections and Comparisons”