HIST W3902 - World History to 1500 CE

Columbia Univ. - HIST W3902: History of the World to 1500 CE (Fall 2010). Instructor: Professor Richard Bulliet. This course presents and at the same time critiques a narrative world history from prehistoric times to 1500. The purpose of the course is to convey an understanding of how this rapidly growing field of history is being approached at three different levels: the narrative textbook level, the theoretical-conceptual level, and through discussion sections, the research level.

Introduction to World History


Lecture 01 - Introduction to World History
Lecture 02 - From the Origins of Agriculture to the First River - Valley Civilizations, 8000-1500 BCE Part I
Lecture 03 - From the Origins of Agriculture to the First River - Valley Civilizations, 8000-1500 BCE Part II
Lecture 04 - New Civilizations in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, 2200-250 BCE Part I
Lecture 05 - New Civilizations in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, 2200-250 BCE Part II
Lecture 06 - The Mediterranean and the Middle East, 2000-500 BCE Part I
Lecture 07 - The Mediterranean and the Middle East, 2000-500 BCE Part II
Lecture 08 - Greece and Iran, 1000-30 BCE/ India, 1500 BCE-550 CE Part I
Lecture 09 - Greece and Iran, 1000-30 BCE/ India, 1500 BCE-550 CE Part II
Lecture 10 - An Age of Empires: Rome and Han China, 753 BCE-330 CE Part I
Lecture 11 - An Age of Empires: Rome and Han China, 753 BCE-330 CE Part II
Lecture 12 - The Rise of Islam, 600-1200 Part I
Lecture 13 - The Rise of Islam, 600-1200 Part II
Lecture 14 - Christian Europe Emerges, 600-1200 Part I
Lecture 15 - Christian Europe Emerges, 600-1200 Part II
Lecture 16 - Inner and East Asia, 400-1200
Lecture 17 - Peoples and Civilization of the Americas, 200-1500 Part I
Lecture 18 - Peoples and Civilization of the Americas, 200-1500 Part II
Lecture 19 - Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath, 1200-1500 Part I
Lecture 20 - Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath, 1200-1500 Part II
Lecture 21 - Tropical Africa and Asia, 1200-1500 Part I
Lecture 22 - Tropical Africa and Asia, 1200-1500 Part II
Lecture 23 - The Latin West, 1200-1500 Part I
Lecture 24 - The Maritime Revolution
Lecture 25 - Concluding lecture of the course