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  • What’s New?Studies of Revolutions and Divergences, 1770–1840
  • John E. Wills Jr.

Principal Works Discussed

Measuring Time, Making History. By lynn hunt. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2008. 138 pp.
The Age of Revolutions in Global Context. Edited by david armitage and sanjay subrahmanyam. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 301 pp.
The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century. By Jürgen Osterhammel. Translated by Patrick Camiller. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2014. 1,167 pp.
The Birth of the Modern World, 1780–1914. By c. a. bayly. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. 540 pp.
After Tamerlane: The Rise and Fall of Global Empires, 1400–2000. By john darwin. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2008. 575 pp.
Strange Parallels: Southeast Asia in Global Context, c. 800–1830, vol. 1, Integration on the Mainland. By victor lieberman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. 484 pp.
Strange Parallels: Southeast Asia in Global Context, c. 800–1830, vol. 2, Mainland Mirrors: Europe, Japan, China, South Asia and the [End Page 127] Islands. By victor lieberman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 947 pp.
Empire: The Russian Empire and Its Rivals. By dominic lieven. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2001. 486 pp.
Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference. By jane burbank and frederick cooper. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2010. 511 pp.
Sovereignty and Revoliution in the Iberian Atlantic. By jeremy adelman. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2006. 409 pp.
The Muslim Empires of the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals. By stephen f. dale. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 347 pp.
The Ottoman Age of Exploration. By Giancarlo Casale. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. 281 pp.
Empire of Difference: The Ottomans in Comparative Perspective. By Karen Barkey. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 342 pp.
White Lotus Rebels and South China Pirates: Crisis and Reform in the Qing Empire. By wensheng wang. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2014. 321 pp.1
Qing Governors and Their Provinces: The Evolution of Territorial Administration in China, 1644–1796. By r. kent guy. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2010. 445 pp.
The Power of Prophecy: Prince Dipanagara and the End of an Old Order in Java, 1785–1855. By peter carey. Leiden: KITLV Press, 2007. 964 pp.
A Short History of the French Revolution. 5th ed. By jeremy d. popkin. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2010. 163 pp. [End Page 128]
The French Revolution in Global Perspective. Edited by suzanne desan, lynn hunt, and william max nelson. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2013. 236 pp.
Democratic Enlightenment: Philosophy, Revolution, and Human Rights, 1750–1790. By jonathan i. israel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 1066 pp.
The Book That Changed Europe: Picart and Bernard’s Religious Ceremonies of the World. By lynn hunt, margaret c. jacob, and wijnand mijnhardt. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010. 393 pp.
Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment. By daniela bleichmar. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. 288 pp.
The Passage to Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Shaping of America. By laura dassow walls. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. 404 pp.
Napoleon: A Political Life. By steven englund. New York: Scribner, 2004. 575 pp.
The Napoleonic Empire and the New European Political Culture. Edited by michael broers, peter hicks, and agustín guimerá. Houndmills, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 332 pp.
Britons: Forging the Nation 1707–1837. Revised edition with new introductory essay. By linda colley. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2009. 442 pp.
Roads to Power: Britain Invents the Infrastructure State. By jo guldi. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2012. 297 pp.
The Lunar Men: Five Friends Whose Curiosity Changed the World. By jenny uglow. London: Faber and Faber, 2002. 588 pp.
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science. By richard holmes. New York: Pantheon, 2008. 552 pp.
The American Revolution: A History. By gordon s. wood. New York: Modern Library, 2002. 191 pp. [End Page 129]
The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution. Edited by edward g. gray and jane kamensky. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 673 pp.
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