“Bayly was able to show in this book that actually Europe and Britain might have been at the centre of modern development. But part of the energy was driven by the capacity of this centre to enter into collaborations with, and tap the energies of, societies around the planet, that might not necessarily have been on course for modernity, but nevertheless had strong dynamics of their own. Modernity arose from this merger, rather than simply something internal to ‘the West’.” Read more...
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