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Unmaking the West: "what if" scenarios that rewrite world history

Author: Tetlock, Philip E. Publisher: University of Michigan Press, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 415 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780472031436Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Contents Unmaking the West Unmaking the West List of Illustrations vii ix Acknowledgments Preface UNMAKING T H E M I D D L E KINGDOM I The Editors Chapter I. Counterfactual Thought Experiments WHY WE C A N ' T LIVE W I T H O U T THEM and H O W WE MUST L E A R N T O L I V E W I T H T H E M 14 Philip E . Tetlock and Geoffrey Parker PART I . Creating the West 480 BC 47 Chapter 2. A Stillborn West? THEMISTOCLES A T SALAMIS, Victor Davis Hanson Chapter 3. The Resilient West SALAMIS W I T H O U T T H E M I S T O C L E S , C L A S S I C A L G R E E C E W I T H O U T SALAMIS, and Barry Strauss T H E WEST W I T H O U T CLASSICAL G R E E C E 90 Chapter 4. The Quest for a Counterfactual Jesus IMAGINING T H E WEST W l T H O U T THE CROSS r19 Carlos M . N. Eire PA RT z . The Rise of the West 145 Chapter 5. Religious Kitsch or Industrial Revolution W H A T DIFFERENCE W O U L D A CATHOLIC E N G L A N D M A K E ? Carlos M . N . Eire Chapter 6. Europe's Peculiar Path I F W I L L I A M 111's I N V A S I O N WOULD T H E WORLD B E "MODERN" OF ENGLAND IN 1688 HAD FALLED? 168 Jack A. Goldstone Chapter 7. Nineteenth-Century British Imperialism Undone with a Single Shell Fragment A R E S P O N S E TO J A C K G O L D S T O N E ' S " E U R O P E ' S PECULIAR PATH" 197 Carla Gardina Pestana PART 3 . The West Undone? 205 Chapter 8. The Song Empiand THE WORLD'S FIRST S U P E R P O W E R ? Robin D. S. Yates Chapter EUROPE 9. Without Coal? Colonies? Calculus? COUNTERFACTUALS and' INDUSTRIALIZATION IN and' C H I N A Kenneth Pomeranz 241 Chapter 1 .King 0 COUNTERFACTUAL ANALYSIS OF TECHNOLOGY Kong and Cold Fusion and THE HISTORY 277 Joel Mokyr Chapter 11. Hitler Wins in the East but Germany Loses World War I1 323 Holger H.Herwig PART Still 4. 12. Conclusions USES Chapter ITS A D V O C A T E S , I T S C R I T I C S , Counterfactual History and' I T S Geoffrey Parker and Philip E. Tetlock 393 363 Contributors Index 401

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