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Title Unmaking the West : "what-if" scenarios that rewrite world history / Philip E. Tetlock, Richard Ned Lebow, & Geoffrey Parker, editors.
Imprint Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2006]

Subject Imaginary histories.
World history.
Alt Name Tetlock, Philip E. (Philip Eyrikson), 1954-
Lebow, Richard Ned.
Parker, Geoffrey, 1943-
Description x, 415 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Unmaking the Middle Kingdom / the editors -- Counterfactual thought experiments / Philip E. Tetlock and Geoffrey Parker -- A stillborn west? / Victor Davis Hanson -- The resilient West / Barry S. Strauss -- The quest for a counterfactual Jesus / Carlos M.N. Eire -- Religious kitsch or industrial revolution / Carlos M.N. Eire -- Europe's peculiar path / Jack A. Goldstone -- Nineteenth-century British imperialism undone with a single shell fragment / Carla Gardina Pestana -- The Song empire / Robin D.S. Yates -- Without coal? colonies? calculus? / Kenneth Pomeranz -- King Kong and cold fusion / Joel Mokyr -- Hitler wins in the East but Germany still loses World War II / Holger H. Herwig -- Counterfactual history / Geoffrey Parker and Philip E. Tetlock.
ISBN 047211543X (cloth : alk. paper)
9780472115433 (cloth : alk. paper)
0472031430 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780472031436 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9780472115433
OCLC # 65425784
Table of Contents
 Preface : unmaking the Middle Kingdom / Philip E. Tetlock, Richard Ned Lebow, Geoffrey Parker1
Ch. 1Counterfactual thought experiments : why we can't live without them & how we must learn to live with them / Philip E. Tetlock, Geoffrey Parker14
Ch. 2A stillborn West? : Themistocles at Salamis, 450 B.C. / Victor Davis Hanson47
Ch. 3The resilient West : Salamis without Themistocles, classical Greece without Salamis & the West without classical Greece / Barry Strauss90
Ch. 4The quest for a counterfactual Jesus : imagining the West without the cross / Carlos M. N. Eire119
Ch. 5Religious kitsch or industrial revolution : what difference would a Catholic England make? / Carlos M. N. Eire145
Ch. 6Europe's peculiar path : would the world be "modern" if William III's invasion of England in 1688 had failed? / Jack A. Goldstone168
Ch. 7Nineteenth-century British imperialism undone with a single shell fragment : a response to Jack Goldstone's "Europe's peculiar path" / Carla Gardina Pestana197
Ch. 8The Song empire : the world's first superpower? / Robin D. S. Yates205
Ch. 9Without coal? : colonies? : calculus? : counterfactuals & industrialization in Europe & China / Kenneth Pomeranz241
Ch. 10King Kong and cold fusion : counterfactual analysis & the history of technology / Joel Mokyr277
Ch. 11Hitler wins in the East but Germany still loses World War II / Holger H. Herwig323
Ch. 12Counterfactual history : its advocates, its critics, & its uses / Geoffrey Parker, Philip E. Tetlock363

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