The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History, Volume II,
7th Edition

Richard W. Bulliet, Pamela Kyle Crossley, Daniel R. Headrick, Steven W. Hirsch, Lyman L. Johnson, David Northrup

ISBN-13: 9781337401494 | ISBN-10: 1337401498

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 544 pages

List Price USD $164.95


Featuring a beautiful new design, THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, 7th Edition, presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power and toward the living conditions and activities of ordinary people. This truly global world history book 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.

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Richard W. Bulliet (PhD, Harvard University) is Professor of Middle Eastern History at Columbia University. He has written scholarly works on a number of topics: the social and economic history of medieval Iran (THE PATRICIANS OF NISHAPUR and COTTON, CLIMATE, AND CAMELS IN EARLY ISLAMIC IRAN), the history of human-animal relations (THE CAMEL AND THE WHEEL and HUNTERS, HERDERS, AND HAMBURGERS), the process of conversion to Islam (CONVERSION TO ISLAM IN THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD), and the overall course of Islamic social history (ISLAM: THE VIEW FROM THE EDGE and THE CASE FOR ISLAMO-CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION). He is the editor of the COLUMBIA HISTORY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. He has published four novels, coedited THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST, and hosted an educational television series on the Middle East. He was awarded a fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and was named a Carnegie Corporation Scholar.

Pamela Kyle Crossley received her Ph.D. in Modern Chinese History from Yale University. She is currently the Robert and Barbara Black Professor of History at Dartmouth College. Her books include THE WOBBLING PIVOT: AN INTERPRETIVE HISTORY OF CHINA SINCE 1800; WHAT IS GLOBAL HISTORY?; 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.

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.

Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Lyman L. Johnson earned his Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of Connecticut. A two-time Senior Fulbright-Hays Lecturer, he also has received fellowships from the Tinker Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Philosophical Society. His recent books include DEATH, DISMEMBERMENT, AND MEMORY; THE FACES OF HONOR (with Sonya Lipsett-Rivera); THE PROBLEM OF ORDER IN CHANGING SOCIETIES; ESSAYS ON THE PRICE HISTORY OF EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY LATIN AMERICA (with Enrique Tandeter); and COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA (with Mark A. Burkholder). He also has published in journals, including the HISPANIC AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, the JOURNAL OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES, the INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF SOCIAL HISTORY, SOCIAL HISTORY, and DESARROLLO ECONOMICO. He recently served as president of the Conference on Latin American History.

Professor of History at Boston College, David Northrup earned his Ph.D. in African and European History from the University of California at Los Angeles. He earlier taught in Nigeria with the Peace Corps and at Tuskegee Institute. Research supported by the Fulbright-Hays Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Social Science Research Council led to publications concerning pre-colonial Nigeria, the Congo (1870–1940), the Atlantic slave trade, and Asian, African, and Pacific islander indentured labor in the nineteenth century. A contributor to the OXFORD HISTORY OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE and BLACKS IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE, his latest book is AFRICA’S DISCOVERY OF EUROPE, 1450–1850. In 2004 and 2005 he served as president of the World History Association.

  • To enhance students' understanding, open questions have been added to each map and to the end of each chapter. In addition, "Questions for Analysis" appear at the end of each of the book's features.
  • "Material Culture" and "Issues in World History" features have been placed together at the end of each of the book's eight parts in order to provide more separation between the parts. "Material Culture" includes a new discussion on roads. Essays on religious conversion and popular culture have been added to the "Issues in World History."
  • Part VII has been reorganized and updated to showcase global themes. It relocates the chapter "Revolutions in Living, 1900-1950," which discusses technology and lifestyle changes during the period with accounts of political movements in India, Latin America, and Africa, to a position after World War II. This move provides an easier flow of the material to facilitate teaching and learning.
  • New topics in the "Environment and Technology" feature include Stained Glass Windows; Persian Rugs; New War, New Tools; and Intelligence and Technology. New topics in the "Diversity and Dominance" primary source feature include Poetry and Society in Early China, Becoming Muslim, Justice and Kingship, and Madame de Staël Remembers Napoleon.
  • "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.
  • The seventh edition features a comprehensive map program, designed for visual impact and clarity, that today's growing number of visual learners will appreciate.
  • Focus questions preface the major sections within each chapter.
  • "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; Iron Production; New War, New Tools; and Global Warming. Study questions have been added to each feature.
  • Each chapter ends with broad questions that encourage students to look back at earlier chapters and think about continuities and discontinuities in history.
  • "Issues in World History" essays focus on the broad themes that global historians study, such as climate change, famine and disease, and politics.
  • Section Reviews summarize the key points of each major section in every chapter and are presented in an easy-to-read bullet point format. Comparative chapter conclusions synthesize the major concepts covered in each chapter.
  • Questions have been added to the map captions to help students see connections between spatial relations and other aspects of history.
  • "Diversity and Dominance" boxes offer primary source excerpts in every chapter, bringing real historical voices to life. 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. Examples include Cave Art, Becoming Muslim, Understanding Cross-Cultural Encounters, and Madame de Staël Remembers Napoleon.

Table of Contents

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16. The Maritime Revolution, to 1550.
17. Transformations in Europe, 1500–1750.
18. The Diversity of American Colonial Societies, 1530–1770.
19. The Atlantic System and Africa, 1550–1800.
20. Between Europe and China, 1500–1750.
21. East Asia in Global Perspective, 1500–1800.
22. The Early Industrial Revolution, 1760–1851.
23. Revolutionary Changes in the Atlantic World, 1750–1850.
24. Land Empires in the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1870.
25. Nation Building and Economic Transformation in the Americas, 1810–1890.
26. Varieties of Imperialism in Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and Latin America, 1750–1914.
27. The New Power Balance, 1850–1900.
28. The Crisis of the Imperial Order, 1900–1929.
29. The Collapse of the Old Order, 1929–1949.
30. Revolutions in Living, 1900–1950.
31. The Cold War and Decolonization, 1945–1975.
32. The End of the Cold War and the Challenge of Economic Development and Immigration, 1975–2000.
33. New Challenges in a New Millennium.

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