By investigating the major changes of world history during the past five hundred years, this book provides the necessary global perspective to understand the geopolitical and geoecomic changes facing us today. We have reached a crucial transitional stage in world history in which the world will longer be shaped by the single image of western modernism, but increasingly by the image of all cultures and civilizations. The need to take a world view - which this book provides - has become acute.
WILLIAM WOODRUFF is Graduate Research Professor Emeritus of Economic History at the University of Florida in Gainsville. His writing have been widely translated. Woodruff's books include America's Impact on the World, The Struggle for World Power, The Emergence of an International Economy and a best-selling memoir The Road to Nab End.