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Earth and Its Peoples A Global History

ISBN-10: 0618771492

ISBN-13: 9780618771493

Edition: 4th 2008

Authors: Richard Bulliet, Pamela Crossley, Daniel Headrick, Steven Hirsch, Lyman Johnson

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The Earth and Its Peoples was one of the first texts to present world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power. This truly global text for the world history survey course employs a fundamental theme--the interaction of human beings and the environment--to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology (in its broadest sense) and how technological development underlies all human activity. Highly acclaimed in their fields of study, the authors bring a wide array of expertise to the program. A combination of strong scholarship and detailed pedagogy gives the book its reputation for rigor and student accessibility. The Fourth Edition features extensive new coverage of world events, including globalization in the new millennium. Coverage of China has also been extensively reorganized and rewritten. New! Material Culture boxed features show students how historians derive meaning from everyday objects and offer comparative perspectives on global topics such as "Wine and Beer in the Ancient World" and "Fast Food." New! Chapter-opening Focus Questions are tied to major sections within each chapter and are repeated and summarized in completely revised Chapter Summaries. New! Comparative Perspectives sections foreshadow events in future chapters and illustrate comparisons between time and place. Examples include the development of early Christianity, peoples and civilizations of the Americas, and expansion in tropical Africa and Asia. Environment and Technology essays in every chapter reinforce the central theme of the text by highlighting and comparing technological developments over time, such as ancient astronomy (new to this edition), camel saddles, and iron production. Diversity and Dominance boxes offer primary source excerpts in every chapter. Each feature begins with an introduction that connects the topic to the Diversity and Dominance theme. Students are invited to explore the meaning and significance of the passage or images through a series of focus questions found at the end of the excerpt. Issues in World History essays focus on the broad themes that global historians study, such as climate change, famine and disease, and politics.
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Book details

List price: $304.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/23/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1120
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.038

Pamela Kyle Crossley (PhD, Yale University) is Professor of History and Rosenwald Research Professor in the Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth College. Her books include A TRANSLUCENT MIRROR: HISTORY AND IDENTITY IN QING IMPERIAL IDEOLOGY; THE MANCHUS; ORPHAN WARRIORS: THREE MANCHU GENERATIONS AND THE END OF THE QING WORLD; and (with Lynn Hollen Lees and John W. Servos) GLOBAL SOCIETY: THE WORLD SINCE 1900. Her research--which focuses on the cultural history of China, Inner Asia, and Central Asia--has been supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Daniel R. Headrick received his Ph.D. in History from Princeton University. Professor of History and Social Science, Emeritus, at Roosevelt University in Chicago, he is the author of several books on the history of technology, imperialism, and international relations, including THE TOOLS OF EMPIRE: TECHNOLOGY AND EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY; THE TENTACLES OF PROGRESS: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN THE AGE OF IMPERIALISM; THE INVISIBLE WEAPON: TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS; TECHNOLOGY: A WORLD HISTORY; POWER OVER PEOPLES: TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTS AND WESTERN IMPERIALISM, 1400 TO THE PRESENT; and WHEN INFORMATION CAME OF AGE: TECHNOLOGIES OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE AGE OF REASON AND REVOLUTION, 1700-1850. His articles have appeared in the JOURNAL OF WORLD HISTORY and the JOURNAL OF MODERN HISTORY, and he has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Steven W. Hirsch holds a Ph.D. in Classics from Stanford University and is currently Associate Professor of Classics and History at Tufts University. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy. His research and publications include THE FRIENDSHIP OF THE BARBARIANS: XENOPHON AND THE PERSIAN EMPIRE, as well as articles and reviews in the CLASSICAL JOURNAL, the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOLOGY, and the JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY HISTORY. He is currently working on a comparative study of ancient Mediterranean and Chinese civilizations.

TheEmergence of Human Communities, to 500 B.C.E
Nature, Humanity, and History, to 3500 B.C.E
African Genesis History and Culture in the Ice Age
The Agricultural Revolutions Life in Neolithic Communities Diversity and Dominance
Cave Art Environment and Technology
The Iceman
The First River-Valley Civilizations, 3500-1500 B.C.E
Mesopotamia Egypt
The Indus Valley Civilization Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
Violence and Order in the Babylonian New Year's Festival Environment and Technology
Environmental Stress in the Indus Valley
New Civilizations in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, 2200-250 B.C.E
Early China, 2000-221 B.C.E
Nubia, 3100 B.C.E.-350 C.E
Celtic Europe, 1000-50 B.C.E
First Civilizations of the Americas
The Olmec and Chav?n, 1200-250 B.C.E
Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
Divination in Ancient Societies Diversity and Dominance
Human Nature and Good Government in the Analects of Confucius and the Legalist Writings of Han Fei
The Mediterranean and Middle East, 2000-500 B.C.E
The Cosmopolitan Middle East, 1700-1100 B.C.E
The Aegean World, 2000-1100 B.C.E
The Assyrian Empire, 911-612 B.C.E
Israel, 2000-500 B.C.E
Phoenicia and the Mediterranean, 1200-500 B.C.E
Failure and Transformation, 750-550 B.C.E
Diversity and Dominance: Protests Against the Ruling Class in Israel and Babylonia Environment and Technology
Ancient Textiles and Dyes Issues in World History: Animal Domestication
The Formation of New Cultural Communities, 1000 B.C.E.-400 C.E
Greece and Iran, 1000-30 B.C.E
Ancient Iran, 1000-500 B.C.E
The Rise of the Greeks, 1000-500 B.C.E
The Struggle of Persia and Greece, 546-323 B.C.E
The Hellenistic Synthesis, 323-30 B.C.E
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
Persian and Greek Perceptions of Kingship Material Culture
Wine and Beer in the Ancient World Environment and Technology
Ancient Astronomy
An Age of Empires: Rome and Han China, 753 B.C.E.-330 C.E
Rome's Creation of a Mediterranean Empire, 753 B.C.E.-330 C.E
The Origins of Imperial China, 221 B.C.E.-220 C.E
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
The Treatment of Slaves in Rome and China Environment and Technology
Water Engineering in Rome and China
India and Southeast Asia, 1500 B.C.E.-1025 C.E
Foundations of Indian Civilization, 1500 B.C.E.-300 C.E
Imperial Expansion and Collapse, 324 B.C.E.-650 C.E
Southeast Asia, 50-1025 C.E
Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
Indian Mathematics Diversity and Dominance
Relations Between Women and Men in the Kama Sutra and the Arthashastra Issues in World History
Oral Societies and the Consequences of Literacy
Growth and Interaction of Cultural Communities, 300 B.C.E. -1200 C.E
Networks of Communication and Exchange, 300 B.C.E.-1100 C.E
The Silk Road
The Indian Ocean Maritime System
Routes Across the Sahara Sub-Saharan Africa
The Spread of Ideas Diversity and Dominance
Travel Accounts of Africa and India Environment and Technology
Camel Saddles
The Sasanid Empire and the Rise of Islam, 200-1200
The Sasanid Empire, 224-651
The Origins of Islam
The Rise and Fall of the Caliphate, 632-1258
Islamic Civilization Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
Secretaries, Turks, and Beggars Environment and Technology
Chemistry Material Culture: Head Coverings
Christian Societies Emerge in Europe, 300-1200
The Byzantine Empire, 300-1200
Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000
The Western Church Kievan Russia, 900-1200
Western Europe Revives, 1000-1200
The Crusades, 1095-1204
Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
Iron Production Diversity and Dominance
The Struggle for Christian Morality
Inner and East Asia, 400-1200
The Sui and Tang Empires, 581-755
Rivals for Power in Inner Asia and China, 600-907
The Emergence of East Asia, to 1200
New Kingdoms in East Asia Diversity and Dominance
Law and Society in China and Japan Environment and Technology
Writing in East Asia, 400-1200
Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas, 200-1500
Classic-Era Culture and Society in Mesoamerica, 200-900
The Post-Classic Period in Mesoamerica, 900-1500
Northern Peoples Andean Civilizations, 200-1500
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
Burials as Historical Texts Environment and Technology
Inca Roads Issues in World History
Religious Conversion
Interregional Patterns of Culture and Contact, 1200-1550
Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath, 1200-1500
The Rise of the Mongols, 1200-1260
The Mongols and Islam, 1260-1500
Regional Responses in Western Eurasia Mongol Domination in China, 1271-1368
The Early Ming Empire, 1368-1500
Centralization and Militarism in East Asia, 1200-1500
Diversity and Dominance
Observations of Mongol Life Environment and Technology
From Gunpowder to Guns
Tropical Africa and Asia, 1200-1500
Tropical Lands and Peoples
New Islamic Empires
Indian Ocean Trade
Social and Cultural Change
Comparative Perspectives
Diversity and Dominance
Personal Styles of Rule in India and Mali Environment and Technology
The Indian Ocean Dhow
The Latin West, 1200-1500
Rural Growth and Crisis Urban Revival Learning, Literature, and the Renaissance
Political and Military Transformations
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
Persecution and Protection of Jews, 1272-1349
Environment and Technology: The Clock
The Maritime Revolution, to 1550
Global Maritime Expansion Before 1450
European Expansion, 1400-1550
Encounters with Europe, 1450-1550
Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
Vasco da Gama's Fleet Diversity and Dominance
Kongo's Christian King Issues in World History
Climate and Population, to 1500
TheGlobe Encompassed, 1500-1750
Transformations in Europe, 1500-1750
Culture and Ideas
Social and Economic Life
Political Innovations Comparative Perspectives
Environment and Technology: Mapping the World Diversity and Dominance
Political Craft and Craftiness
The Diversity of American Colonial Societies, 1530-1770
The Columbian Exchange
Spanish America and Brazil
English and French Colonies in North America
Colonial Expansion and Conflict
Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
The Silver Refinery at Potos?, Bolvia, 1700 Diversity and Dominance
Race and Ethnicity in the Spanish Colonies: Negotiating Hierarchy
The Atlantic System and Africa, 1550-1800
Plantations in the West Indies
Plantation Life in the Eighteenth Century
Creating the Atlantic Economy Africa, the Atlantic, and Islam Comparative
Perspectives Environment and Technology
Amerindian Foods in Africa Diversity and Dominance
Slavery in West Africa and the Americas
Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean, 1500-1750
The Ottoman Empire, to 1750
The Safavid Empire, 1502-1722
The Mughal Empire, 1526-1761
The Maritime Worlds of Islam, 1500-1750
Diversity and Dominance: Islamic Law and Ottoman Rule Environment and Technology
Tobacco and Waterpipes
Northern Eurasia, 1500-1800
Japanese Reunification
The Later Ming and Early Quing Empires
The Russian Empire Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
East Asian Porcelain Diversity and Dominance
Gendered Violence
The Yangzhou Massacre Issues in World History
The Little Ice Age
Revolutions Reshape the World, 1750-1870
Revolutionary Changes in the Atlantic World, 1750-1850
Prelude to Revolution: The Eighteenth-Century Crisis
The American Revolution, 1775-1800
The French Revolution, 1789-1815
Revolution Spreads, Conservatives Respond, 1789-1850
Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
The Guillotine Diversity and Dominance
Robespierre and Wollstonecraft Defend and Explain the Terror
The Early Industrial Revolution, 1760-1851
Causes of the Industrial Revolution
The Technological Revolution
The Impact of the Early Industrial Revolution
New Economic and Political Ideas
The Limits of Industrialization Outside the West Diversity and Dominance
Adam Smith and the Division of Labor Environment and Technology
Gas Lighting
Nation Building and Economic Transformation in the Americas, 1800-1890
Independence in Latin America, 1800-1830
The Problem of Order, 1825-1890
The Challenge of Social and Economic Change
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
The Afro-Brazilian Experience, 1828
Environment and Technology
Constructing the Port of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Land Empires in the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1870
The Ottoman Empire
The Russian Empire
The Qing Empire Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
The Web of War Diversity and Dominance
Chinese Responses to Imperialism
Africa, India, and the New British Empire, 1750-1870
Changes and Exchanges in Africa
India Under British Rule
Britain's Eastern Empire
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
Ceremonials of Imperial Domination Environment and Technology
Whaling Issues in World History
State Power, the Census, and the Question of Identity
Global Diversity and Dominance, 1850-1945
The New Power Balance, 1850-1900
New Technologies and the World Economy
Social Changes Socialism and Labor Movements
Nationalism and the Rise of Italy, Germany, and Japan
The Great Powers of Europe, 1871-1900
China, Japan and the Western Powers Environment and Technology
Railroads and Immigration Material Culture
Cotton Clothing Diversity and Dominance
Marx and Engels on Global Trade and Bourgeoisie
The New Imperialism, 1869-1914
The New Imperialism
Motives and Methods
The Scramble for Africa Imperialism in Asia and the Pacific Imperialism in Latin America
The World Economy and the Global Environment
Diversity and Dominance
Two Africans Recall the Arrival of the Europeans Environment and Technology
Imperialism and Tropical Ecology
The Crisis of the Imperial Order, 1900-1929
Origins of the Crisis in Europe and the Middle East
The "Great War" and the Russian Revolutions, 1914-1918
Peace and Dislocation in Europe, 1919-1929
China and Japan: Contrasting Destinies
The New Middle East Society, Culture, and Technology in the Industrialized World
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
The Middle East After World War I Environment and Technology
The Birth of Civil Aviation
The Collapse of the Old Order, 1929-1949
The Stalin Revolution
The Depression
The Rise of Fascism East Asia, 1931-1945
The Second World War
The Character of Warfare Diversity and Dominance
Women, Family Values, and the Russian Revolution Environment and Technology
The Enigma Machine
Striving for Independence
India, Africa, and Latin America, 1900-1949
The Indian Independence Movement, 1905-1947
Sub-Saharan Africa, 1900-1945
Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil, 1900-1949
Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
Gandhi and Technology Diversity and Dominance
A Vietnamese Nationalist Denounces French Colonialism Issues in World History
Families and Politics
Perils and Promises of a Global Community, 1945 to the Present
The Cold War and Decolonization, 1945-1975
The Cold War Decolonization and Nation Building
Beyond a Bipolar World
Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
The Green Revolution Diversity and Dominance
Race and the Struggle for Justice in South Africa