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The Earth and Its Peoples, Brief Edition, Volume II (Paperback, 5th edition): Pamela Crossley, Richard Bulliet, Daniel... The Earth and Its Peoples, Brief Edition, Volume II (Paperback, 5th edition)
Pamela Crossley, Richard Bulliet, Daniel Headrick, Steven Hirsch, Lyman Johnson, …
R1,167 R985 Discovery Miles 9 850 Save R182 (16%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Readable and concise, this Brief Edition of THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES: A GLOBAL HISTORY VOLUME II provides the essential narrative of world history in an abbreviated format. This global text for the world history survey course employs fundamental themes of "environment and technology" and "diversity and dominance" to explore patterns of human interaction with their surroundings and with each other. The authors' approach reveals how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by our environments and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs.

Cotton, Climate, and Camels in Early Islamic Iran - A Moment in World History (Hardcover): Richard Bulliet Cotton, Climate, and Camels in Early Islamic Iran - A Moment in World History (Hardcover)
Richard Bulliet
R2,091 R1,815 Discovery Miles 18 150 Save R276 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A boom in the production and export of cotton made Iran the richest region of the Islamic caliphate in the ninth and tenth centuries. Yet in the eleventh century, Iran's impressive agricultural economy entered a steep decline, bringing the country's primacy to an end.

Richard W. Bulliet advances several provocative theses to explain these hitherto unrecognized historical events. According to Bulliet, the boom in cotton production directly paralleled the spread of Islam, and Iran's agricultural decline stemmed from a significant cooling of the climate that lasted for over a century. The latter phenomenon also prompted Turkish nomadic tribes to enter Iran for the first time, establishing a political dominance that would last for centuries.

Substantiating his argument with innovative quantitative research and recent scientific discoveries, Bulliet first establishes the relationship between Iran's cotton industry and Islam and then outlines the evidence for what he terms the "Big Chill." Turning to the story of the Turks, he focuses on the lucrative but temperature-sensitive industry of cross-breeding one-humped and two-humped camels. He concludes that this unusual concatenation of events had a profound and long-lasting impact not just on the history of Iran but on the development of world affairs in general.

Methodists and Muslims - My Life as an Orientalist (Paperback): Richard W Bulliet Methodists and Muslims - My Life as an Orientalist (Paperback)
Richard W Bulliet
R446 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R49 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Richard W. Bulliet is an innovative historian of the Islamic world. His contributions have changed the way scholars think about the history of medieval city life, animal domestication, wheeled transport, religious conversion, Islamic institutions, and relations between Islam and Christianity. His fifty-year career at Harvard, Berkeley, and Columbia coincided with the rise of Middle East Studies as an American academic enterprise and with his Columbia colleague Edward Said's book Orientalism, which set off a lasting debate over the value of Americans' and Europeans' studying non-Western cultures. In Methodists and Muslims, Bulliet has fashioned a critique of both Orientalism and Middle East Studies. His memoir also recounts how a young Methodist from Illinois made his way into the then-arcane field of Islamic Studies, became involved in shaping Middle East Studies, and developed relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, culminating in the controversial visit to New York City by President Ahmadinejad of Iran.

Cotton, Climate, and Camels in Early Islamic Iran - A Moment in World History (Paperback): Richard Bulliet Cotton, Climate, and Camels in Early Islamic Iran - A Moment in World History (Paperback)
Richard Bulliet
R760 R594 Discovery Miles 5 940 Save R166 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A boom in the production and export of cotton made Iran the richest region of the Islamic caliphate in the ninth and tenth centuries. Yet in the eleventh century, Iran's impressive agricultural economy entered a steep decline, bringing the country's primacy to an end.

Richard W. Bulliet advances several provocative theses to explain these hitherto unrecognized historical events. According to Bulliet, the boom in cotton production directly paralleled the spread of Islam, and Iran's agricultural decline stemmed from a significant cooling of the climate that lasted for over a century. The latter phenomenon also prompted Turkish nomadic tribes to enter Iran for the first time, establishing a political dominance that would last for centuries.

Substantiating his argument with innovative quantitative research and recent scientific discoveries, Bulliet first establishes the relationship between Iran's cotton industry and Islam and then outlines the evidence for what he terms the "Big Chill." Turning to the story of the Turks, he focuses on the lucrative but temperature-sensitive industry of cross-breeding one-humped and two-humped camels. He concludes that this unusual concatenation of events had a profound and long-lasting impact not just on the history of Iran but on the development of world affairs in general.

Cengage Advantage Books: The Earth and Its Peoples - A Global History (Paperback, 6th edition): Richard W Bulliet, Daniel R... Cengage Advantage Books: The Earth and Its Peoples - A Global History (Paperback, 6th edition)
Richard W Bulliet, Daniel R Headrick, Steven Hirsch, Pamela Crossley, Lyman L. Johnson, …
R3,050 R2,507 Discovery Miles 25 070 Save R543 (18%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Sixth Edition, is an economically priced, two-color version of the THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Sixth Edition. It includes the complete core narrative, but has fewer maps, photos, and boxed features for a manageable length in a smaller trim size for easy portability. The book presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power. The authors employ fundamental themes of "environment and technology" and "diversity and dominance" to explore patterns of humans' interactions with their surroundings and with each other. This approach reveals how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by the environment and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs. Special emphasis is given to technological development and how it underlies all human activity.

The Earth and Its Peoples, Brief Volume II: Since 1500 - A Global History (Paperback, 6th edition): Richard Bulliet, Steven... The Earth and Its Peoples, Brief Volume II: Since 1500 - A Global History (Paperback, 6th edition)
Richard Bulliet, Steven Hirsch, David Northrup, Pamela Crossley
R1,619 R1,349 Discovery Miles 13 490 Save R270 (17%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Readable and concise, this brief edition provides the essential narrative of world history in an abbreviated format. This global text employs the fundamental themes of 'environment and technology' and 'diversity and dominance' to explore patterns of humans' interactions with their surroundings and with each other. The authors' approach shifts the focus away from political centers and power, revealing how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by our environments, and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs.

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought (Hardcover): Gerhard Bowering, Patricia Crone, Wadad Kadi, Devin J... The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought (Hardcover)
Gerhard Bowering, Patricia Crone, Wadad Kadi, Devin J Stewart, Muhammad Qasim Zaman, …
R2,175 R1,634 Discovery Miles 16 340 Save R541 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first encyclopedia of Islamic political thought from the birth of Islam to today, this comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible reference provides the context needed for understanding contemporary politics in the Islamic world and beyond. With more than 400 alphabetically arranged entries written by an international team of specialists, the volume focuses on the origins and evolution of Islamic political ideas and related subjects, covering central terms, concepts, personalities, movements, places, and schools of thought across Islamic history. Fifteen major entries provide a synthetic treatment of key topics, such as Muhammad, jihad, authority, gender, culture, minorities, fundamentalism, and pluralism. Incorporating the latest scholarship, this is an indispensable resource for students, researchers, journalists, and anyone else seeking an informed perspective on the complex intersection of Islam and politics. * Includes more than 400 concise, alphabetically arranged entries * Features 15 in-depth entries on key topics * Covers topics such as: * Central themes and sources of Islamic political thought: caliph, modernity, knowledge, shari'a, government, revival and reform * Modern concepts, institutions, movements, and parties: civil society, Islamization, secularism, veil, Muslim Brotherhood * Islamic law and traditional Islamic societies: justice, taxation, fatwa, dissent, governance, piety and asceticism, trade and commerce * Sects, schools, regions, and dynasties: Mu'tazilis, Shi'ism, Quraysh, Mecca and Medina, Baghdad, Indonesia, Nigeria, Central Asia, Ottomans * Thinkers, personalities, and statesmen: Mawardi, Shafi'I, Saladin, Tamerlane, Akbar, Ataturk, Nasser, Khomeini * Contains seven historical and contemporary maps of Muslim empires, postcolonial nation-states, populations, and settlements * Guides readers to further research through bibliographies, cross-references, and an index

The Wheel - Inventions and Reinventions (Hardcover): Richard Bulliet The Wheel - Inventions and Reinventions (Hardcover)
Richard Bulliet
R623 R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Save R121 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this book, Richard W. Bulliet focuses on three major phases in the evolution of the wheel and their relationship to the needs and ambitions of human society. He begins in 4000 B.C.E. with the first wheels affixed to axles. He then follows with the innovation of wheels turning independently on their axles and concludes five thousand years later with the caster, a single rotating and pivoting wheel. Bulliet's most interesting finding is that a simple desire to move things from place to place did not drive the wheel's development. If that were the case, the wheel could have been invented at any time almost anywhere in the world. By dividing the history of this technology into three conceptual phases and focusing on the specific men, women, and societies that brought it about, Bulliet expands the social, economic, and political significance of a tool we only partially understand. He underscores the role of gender, combat, and competition in the design and manufacture of wheels, adding vivid imagery to illustrate each stage of their development.

The End of Middle East History and Other Conjectures (Paperback): Richard W Bulliet The End of Middle East History and Other Conjectures (Paperback)
Richard W Bulliet
R413 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R45 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The End of Middle East History and Other Conjectures is an unapologetic collection of imaginative essays from thought-provoking Middle East scholar Richard W. Bulliet. Not your ordinary think pieces, this volume collects for the first time Bulliet's Big Bang-Big Crunch theory of Islamic history and his illuminating conception of the "Muslim South." Speculations range from future political events to counterfactual histories of how reversal of the outcome of a 1529 battle might have profoundly altered history. After fifty years of posing and answering daring historical questions, Bulliet happily tackles an array of conjectures on subjects as diverse as the origin of civilization, the end of Middle East history, and future interpretations of the 20th century.

Islam - The View from the Edge (Paperback, New Ed): Richard Bulliet Islam - The View from the Edge (Paperback, New Ed)
Richard Bulliet
R872 R714 Discovery Miles 7 140 Save R158 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bulliet abandons the historian's habit of viewing Islamic history "from the center," that is, focusing on the rise and fall of imperial dynasties. Instead, he derives an understanding of how and why Islam became -- and continues to be -- so rooted in the social structure of the vast majority of people who lived far from the political locus and did not see the caliphate as essential in their lives.

The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization (Paperback, New ed): Richard Bulliet The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization (Paperback, New ed)
Richard Bulliet
R599 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R121 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Conventional wisdom maintains that the differences between Islam and Christianity are irreconcilable. Pre-eminent Middle East scholar Richard W. Bulliet disagrees, and in this fresh, provocative book he looks beneath the rhetoric of hatred and misunderstanding to challenge prevailing -- and misleading -- views of Islamic history and a "clash of civilizations." These sibling societies begin at the same time, go through the same developmental stages, and confront the same internal challenges. Yet as Christianity grows rich and powerful and less central to everyday life, Islam finds success around the globe but falls behind in wealth and power.

Modernization in the nineteenth century brings in secular forces that marginalize religion in political and public life. In the Christian world, this simply furthers a process that had already begun. In the Middle East this gives rise to the tyrannical governments that continue to dominate. Bulliet argues that beginning in the 1950s American policymakers misread the Muslim world and, instead of focusing on the growing discontent against the unpopular governments, saw only a forum for liberal, democratic reforms within those governments. By fostering slogans like "clash of civilizations" and "what went wrong," Americans to this day continue to misread the Muslim world and to miss the opportunity to focus on common ground for building lasting peace. This book offers a fresh perspective on U.S.-Muslim relations and provides the intellectual groundwork upon which to help build a peaceful and democratic future in the Muslim world.

The Columbia History of the Twentieth Century (Paperback, New ed): Richard Bulliet The Columbia History of the Twentieth Century (Paperback, New ed)
Richard Bulliet
R1,173 R978 Discovery Miles 9 780 Save R195 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the parade of highlights with which many have tried to sum up the twentieth century, the overarching patterns and fundamental transformations often fail to come into focus. The Columbia History of the 20th Century, however, is much more than a chronicle of the previous century's front-page news. Instead, the book is a series of twenty-three linked interpretive essays on the most significant developments in modern times--ranging from athletics to art, the economy to the environment.

Rather than presenting a linear narrative, each author uncovers patterns of worldwide change. James Mayall, for example, writes on nationalism from the rise of European fascism to the rise of Asian and African nations; Sheila Fitzpatrick traces the history of communism and socialism in Moscow and Havana. In her chapter on women and gender, Rosalind Rosenberg covers the progress of women's rights throughout the world, from Middle Eastern activism to the American feminist movement. Jean-Marc Ran Oppenheim's history of sports traces the spread of Western sports to all corners of the globe and the West's appropriation of such activities as martial arts. In each, the important strands of history--events, ideas, leading figures, issues--come together to offer an illuminating look at cultural connection, diffusion, and conflict, showing in stark relief how this period has been unlike any preceding era of human history.

The Earth and Its Peoples - A Global History, Volume II (Paperback, 7th edition): Pamela Crossley, Lyman L. Johnson, David... The Earth and Its Peoples - A Global History, Volume II (Paperback, 7th edition)
Pamela Crossley, Lyman L. Johnson, David Northrup, Richard Bulliet, Daniel R Headrick, …
R1,639 R1,369 Discovery Miles 13 690 Save R270 (16%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

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.

Islam - The View from the Edge (Hardcover, New): Richard Bulliet Islam - The View from the Edge (Hardcover, New)
Richard Bulliet
R2,471 R2,128 Discovery Miles 21 280 Save R343 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This concise revisionist account of the historical evolution of Islamic society goes beyond the caliph and the capital. The author abandons the historian's habit of viewing Islamic history "from the centre", that is, focusing on the rise and fall of imperial dynasties. Instead, he derives a more accurate understanding of how and why Islam became - and continues to be - so rooted in the social structure of the vast majority of people who lived far from the political centre and did not see the caliphate as essential in their lives. Focusing his research on Iran, and especially the cities of Isfahan, Gorgan and Nishapur, Bulliet considers: conversion; migration and demographic trends; education and its role in defining cultural norms; and the changing functions and fortunes of cities and urban life.

Robert Mantell's Romance (Hardcover): Clarence Joseph Bulliet Robert Mantell's Romance (Hardcover)
Clarence Joseph Bulliet
R736 Discovery Miles 7 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Robert Mantell's Romance (Hardcover): C J 1883-1952 Bulliet Robert Mantell's Romance (Hardcover)
C J 1883-1952 Bulliet
R770 Discovery Miles 7 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Art Masterpieces - In a Century of Progress Fine Arts Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago (Hardcover): C. J. Bulliet Art Masterpieces - In a Century of Progress Fine Arts Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago (Hardcover)
C. J. Bulliet
R1,149 Discovery Miles 11 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a new release of the original 1933 edition.

Paintings - An Introduction to Art (Hardcover): C. J. Bulliet, Jessica MacDonald Paintings - An Introduction to Art (Hardcover)
C. J. Bulliet, Jessica MacDonald
R1,020 Discovery Miles 10 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a new release of the original 1934 edition.

The Courtezan Olympia - An Intimate Survey of Artists and Their Mistress Models (Paperback): C. J. Bulliet The Courtezan Olympia - An Intimate Survey of Artists and Their Mistress Models (Paperback)
C. J. Bulliet
R760 Discovery Miles 7 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a new release of the original 1930 edition.

Paintings - An Introduction to Art (Paperback): C. J. Bulliet, Jessica MacDonald Paintings - An Introduction to Art (Paperback)
C. J. Bulliet, Jessica MacDonald
R690 Discovery Miles 6 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a new release of the original 1934 edition.

The Courtezan Olympia - An Intimate Survey of Artists and Their Mistress Models (Hardcover): C. J. Bulliet The Courtezan Olympia - An Intimate Survey of Artists and Their Mistress Models (Hardcover)
C. J. Bulliet
R1,090 Discovery Miles 10 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a new release of the original 1930 edition.

Art Masterpieces - In a Century of Progress Fine Arts Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago (Paperback): C. J. Bulliet Art Masterpieces - In a Century of Progress Fine Arts Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago (Paperback)
C. J. Bulliet
R808 Discovery Miles 8 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a new release of the original 1933 edition.

The Courtezan Olympia - An Intimate Survey of Artists and Their Mistress-Models (Hardcover): C. J. Bulliet The Courtezan Olympia - An Intimate Survey of Artists and Their Mistress-Models (Hardcover)
C. J. Bulliet
R809 Discovery Miles 8 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

The Courtezan Olympia - An Intimate Survey of Artists and Their Mistress-Models (Paperback): C. J. Bulliet The Courtezan Olympia - An Intimate Survey of Artists and Their Mistress-Models (Paperback)
C. J. Bulliet
R539 Discovery Miles 5 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

Paintings - An Introduction To Art (Hardcover): C. J. Bulliet, Jessica MacDonald Paintings - An Introduction To Art (Hardcover)
C. J. Bulliet, Jessica MacDonald
R750 Discovery Miles 7 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

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