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World History: The Modern Era
World History: The Modern Era (covering history from the Renaissance to today) is the latest update of the reference standard of electronic history reference materials for high school and high-level middle school coursework.
The World History: The Modern Era Team
Lee Eysturlid, PhD
Rob Kiely, PhD
Peter Stearns, PhD
Judy Fay, Director, Editorial (Electronic)
David Tipton, Manager, Editorial Development
Jennifer Hutchinson, Allen Raichelle, Lauren Thomas, Renee Dubie, Zachary Klimecki, Alesandra Rigonati, and Mark Strong, Editors
James Dare, Ellen Rasmussen, Allison Nadeau, and Karen Morris, Media Editors
George Butler, Senior Acquisitions Editor
Troy Martin, Vice President, Operations
Susan Basch, Sr. Developer
Terry Buss, Technical Project Manager
Chris Martinich, Developer
Eelco Vrolijk, Sr. Developer
Neal Schaefer, Director, Product and Content Management Systems
Lee Eysturlid is a history and social sciences instructor at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois, where he teaches courses on ancient world religion and philosophy, 20th-century world history, and conflict in world history. He also serves as an adjunct instructor for Northwestern University’s School of Continuing Studies program, teaching courses on European civilization and United States history. Eysturlid earned his PhD in history from Purdue University, where he specialized in intellectual military history and the history of the Habsburg and Ottoman empires. He is a member of the Citadel Historical Association and is an ABC-CLIO History Fellow. Eysturlid’s publications include articles on international relations, foreign policy, and various military topics.
Rob Kiely is an adjunct assistant professor of liberal arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is also an instructor in such courses as the history of biology and the history of philosophy at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois. Kiely has also delivered many lectures at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois. He received his PhD from Northwestern University, where he studied the history of ideas and the history of science. His awards include a National Science Foundation Research Grant, an Outstanding Teaching Award from Northwestern University, and the Faculty of the Year Award from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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The Emergence of Modern Europe, 1500-1700—Sonnet Sylvain/Hemis/Corbis
The World Beyond Europe, 1500-1776—History/Bridgeman Images
The Age of Reason, 1700-1800—Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany/Bridgeman Images
A Time of Revolutions, 1776-1825—Francis G. Mayer/Corbis
Spheres of Influence, 1776-1914—Japan Society of Northern California
The Rise of Nationalism, 1815-1914—De Agostini/Getty Images
The Power of the Industrial Revolution, 1800-1914—Look and Learn/Bridgeman Images
The World at War, 1914-1945—Galerie Bilderwelt/Bridgeman Images
The Cold War, 1945-1991—AP Photo
A New Millennium, 1991-present—AP Photo