World History Readings

Abu-Lughod, Janet L. Before European Hegemony: The World System, A.D. 1250-1350. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Bayly, C.A. The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914: Global Connections and Comparisons. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.

Ben-Dor Benite, Zvi. The Tao of Muhammad: A Cultural History of Muslims in Late Imperial China. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Asia Center, 2005.

Bentley, Jerry H., "Cross-Cultural Interaction and Periodization in World History," The American Historical Review, Vol. 101, No. 3 (Jun., 1996), pp. 749-770. (Download pdf here)

Bentley, Jerry H. Old World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre-Modern Times. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Bentley, Jerry H., "Sea and Ocean Basins as Frameworks of Historical Analysis," Geographical Review, Vol. 89, No. 2, Oceans Connect (Apr., 1999), pp. 215-224. (Download pdf here)

Brotton, Jerry. The Renaissance Bazaar: From the Silk Road to Michelangelo. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Bulliet, Richard W., "The Crisis of Authority in Islam,” Wilson Quarterly, Winter 2002. (Download pdf here)

Burke, Edmund III, "Orientalism and World History: Representing Middle Eastern Nationalism and Islamism in the Twentieth Century" University of California eScholarship Repository. (Download pdf here)

Burke, Edmund III, "Towards a Comparative History of the Modern Mediterranean, 1750-1919," Presented to the NEH Forum “Beyond the Golden Age and Decline: The Legacy of Muslim Societies in Global Modernity, 1300-1900” George Mason University, March 14-15, 2011. (Download pdf here)

Dunn, Ross E. The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.

Eaton, Richard N., Islamic History as Global History. Washington: American Historical Association, 1990.

Einboden, Jeffrey, "The Early American Qur’an: Islamic Scripture
and US Canon," Journal of Qur’anic Studies 11.2 (2009): 1–19. (Download pdf here)

Gran, Peter. “Modern World History as the Rise of the Rich: A New Paradigm.” History Compass 5, no. 3 (2007): 1026-1049. (Download pdf here)

Green, Molly. “Beyond the Northern Invasion.” Past and Present no. 174 (2002): 42-71.

Ho, Engseng. The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Hodgson, Marshall G. S., "The Role of Islam in World History," International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr., 1970), pp. 99-123. (Download pdf here)

Hodgson, Marshall G. S. The Venture of Islam, volume 2: The Expansion of Islam in the Middle Periods, and volume 3: The Gunpowder Empire and Modern Times. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974.

Islamoglu-Inan, Huri, ed. The Ottoman Empire and the World Economy. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1987.

Manning, Patrick and Barry K. Gills. Andre Gunder Frank and Global Development: Visions, Remembrances, and Explorations An edited collection of essays in honor of Andre Gunder Frank. London: Routledge, in press [2011].

Manning, Patrick, Jan Lucassen and Leo Lucassen. Migration History: Multidisciplinary Approaches. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

Manning, Patrick, Karl Ittmann, Dennis D. Cordell, and Gregory Maddox, eds. "African Population: Projections, 1851-1961,” The Demographics of Empire: The Colonial Order and the Creation of Knowledge. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2010.

Manning, Patrick, "The Problem of Interactions in World History," The American Historical Review, Vol. 101, No. 3 (Jun., 1996), pp. 771-782. (Download pdf here)

Matar, Nabil, “Europe through Eighteenth-Century Moroccan Eyes." Alif: Travel Literature of Egypt and the Middle East. 26 (2006). (Download pdf here)

Matar, Nabil, “Islam in Britain, 1689-1750.” Journal of British Studies, Vol. 47, No. 2 (April 2008), pp. 284-300. (Download pdf here)

Perlin, Frank. “Growth of Money Economy and Some Questions of Transitions in Late Pre-Colonial India.” Social Scientist 11, no. 10 (October 1983): 27-38.

Reid, Anthony. “An ‘Age of Commerce’ in Southeast Asian History.” Modern Asian Studies 24, no. 1 (February 1990): 1-30.

Saliba, George, "Greek Astronomy and the Medieval Arabic Tradition," American Scientist, Jul/Aug 2002. Vol. 90, Issue 4; p. 360. (Download pdf here)

Sebouh, Aslanian, “The Circulation of Men and Credit: The Role of the Commenda and Family Firm in Julfan Society,” The Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 50, 2 (2007): 124-171.

Sebouh, Aslanian, “The Circulation of Men and Credit: The Role of the Commenda and Family Firm in Julfan Society,” The Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 50, 2 (2007): 124-171.

Voll, John Obert, “Islam as a Community of Discourse and a World System,” in The Sage Handbook of Islamic Studies, ed. Akbar Ahmed and Tamara Sonn. London: Sage, 2010. (Download pdf here)

Voll, John Obert, “Foundations for Renewal and Reform: Islamic Movements in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries,” in The Oxford History of Islam, ed. John L. Esposito. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Voll, John O. “Sufi Brotherhoods: Transcultural/Transstate Networks in the Muslim World,” in Jerry H. Bentley, Renate Bridenthal, and Anand A. Yang, eds., Interactions: Transregional Perspectives on World History. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2005, pp. 30-47.

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Yucesoy, Hayrettin, "Ancient Imperial Heritage and Islamic Historiography: Al-Dinawari's Secular Perspective," Journal of Global History 2 (2007). (Download pdf here)

Yucesoy, Hayrettin, "Translation as Self-Consciousness: The Abbasid Translation Movement, Ancient Sciences, and Antediluvian Wisdom," Journal of World History 4 (2009), 20, 523-557. (Download pdf here)

Yucesoy, Hayrettin, "Translation as Self-Consciousness: The Abbasid Translation Movement, Ancient Sciences, and Antediluvian Wisdom," Journal of World History 4 (2009), 20, 523-557. (Download pdf here)



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