The Verge

In the bestselling tradition of The Swerve and A Distant Mirror, The Verge tells the story of a period that marked a decisive turning point for both European and world history.

The Verge

The Verge

The creator of the hit podcast series Tides of History and Fall of Rome explores the four explosive decades between 1490 and 1530, bringing to life the dramatic and deeply human story of how the West was reborn. In the bestselling tradition of The Swerve and A Distant Mirror, The Verge tells the story of a period that marked a decisive turning point for both European and world history. Here, author Patrick Wyman examines two complementary and contradictory sides of the same historical coin: the world-altering implications of the developments of printed mass media, extreme taxation, exploitative globalization, humanistic learning, gunpowder warfare, and mass religious conflict in the long term, and their intensely disruptive consequences in the short-term. As told through the lives of ten real people—from famous figures like Christopher Columbus and wealthy banker Jakob Fugger to a ruthless small-time merchant and a one-armed mercenary captain—The Verge illustrates how their lives, and the times in which they lived, set the stage for an unprecedented globalized future. Over an intense forty-year period, the seeds for the so-called "Great Divergence" between Western Europe and the rest of the globe would be planted. From Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to Martin Luther's sparking the Protestant Reformation, the foundations of our own, recognizably modern world came into being. For the past 500 years, historians, economists, and the policy-oriented have argued which of these individual developments best explains the West's rise from backwater periphery to global dominance. As The Verge presents it, however, the answer is far more nuanced.

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The Verge
Language: en
Pages: 488
Authors: Patrick Wyman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-20 - Publisher: Hachette UK

The creator of the hit podcast series Tides of History and Fall of Rome explores the four explosive decades between 1490 and 1530, bringing to life the dramatic and deeply human story of how the West was reborn. In the bestselling tradition of The Swerve and A Distant Mirror, The
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Language: en
Pages: 88
Authors: Peter William Evans
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-08 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Pedro Almodóvar's 1988 black comedy-melodrama Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown established its director as one of the most exciting of European film-making talents. An often hilarious study of sexual mores, Women on the Verge has a central character, Pepa (Carmen Maura), as warm and richly drawn as
The Verge Practice
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Barry Maitland
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-01 - Publisher: Skyhorse

In The Verge Practice, Kathy Kolla and David Brock, Scotland Yard’s superlative detective duo, take on a puzzling case in the posh world of big-name international architecture, and it has them chasing red herrings and hopping fences from London to Barcelona. Charles Verge, a powerful, cutting-edge architect, has disappeared into
On the Verge of Convergence
Language: en
Pages: 185
Authors: Henryk Doma?ski
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-01-01 - Publisher: Central European University Press

"Applying the Erikson-Goldthorpe classification of class positions, Domanski presents fully comparable data to enable political comparisons to be made with other countries, especially those with firmly established free-market economies."--BOOK JACKET.
On the Verge
Language: en
Pages: 215
Authors: Dikkon Eberhart
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1979 - Publisher:

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