Spring 2005

PART I:General Reading list for Masterís Students in the Global Tract:

(All students in this track read this part of the list)


M. Adas, ed. Islamic and European Expansion (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993).

Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffins, Helen Tiffin, The Post-Colonial Studies Reader (1995).

Samir Amin, Accumulation on a World Scale, Brian Pierce, trans. (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1974).

Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities (London: Verso Press, 1983).

Ali Behdad, Belated Travelers: Orientatalism in the Age of Colonial dissolution (Durham: Duke University Press, 1994).

Jerry Bentley. Old World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in PreModern Times (1993).

Paul Bohannan and Philip Curtin, Africa and Africans (New York, 1994)

Urs Bitterli. Cultures in Conflict: Encounters Between European and non-European Cultures. 1492-1800 (Stanford, 1989).

Fernand Braudel, Capitalism and Material Life, Marian Kochan, trans. (New York: Harper and Row, 1973).

P. Cain and A. Hopkins, British Imperialism (2vols) (New York: Longman, 1993).

Canny, Nicholas and Anthony Pagden, eds. Colonial Identity in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800 (Princeton, 1987).

Alfred W Crosby. The Columbian Exchange: The Biological and Social Consequences of 1492 (Praeger, 2003).

Phillip Curtin, The Atlantic Slave Trade (Wisconsin, 1969)

††††††††††† -----Cross-Cultural Trade in World History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984).

††††††††††† -----The Rise and Fall of the plantation Complex (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990).

Nicholas B. Dirks ed., Colonialism and Culture (1992).

Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth (Grove Press, latest edition).

Joseph Harris, Africans and Their History (New York, 1998).

Daniel Headrick, The Tools of Empire (Oxford, 1981).

John Iliffe, Africans: The History of a Continent (Cambridge, 1995)

John Kizka The Indian in Latin American History: Resistance, Resilience and Acculturation (SR Books, 1999).

Phyllis Martin and P.OíMeara, Africa (1995).

William McNeill, The Great Frontier: Freedom and Hierarchy in Modern Times (Princeton, 1983).

Walter Rodney. How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (Washington, D.C., 1985).

Sidney Mintz, Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History (Penguin, 1986).

Timothy Mitchell, Colonizing Egypt (Berkeley: UC Press, 1987).

Roger Owen, The Middle East in the World Economy (London, 1979).

Edward Said, Orientalism (New York: Vintage Books, 1979).

Patricia Seed, Ceremonies of Possession in Europeís Conquest of the new World, 1492-1640 (Cambridge U Press, 1995).

Mary Louise Pratt, Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation (Routledge, 1992).

AJR Russell-Wood, A World on the Move: The Portuguese in Africa, Asia and America 1415-1808 (1993).

L.S. Stavrianos, Global Rift: The Third World Comes of Age (New York: William Morry, 1981).

P. Stearns, The Industrial Revolution in World History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981).

John Thornton Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 (Cambridge, 1998).

James D Tracy, The Political Economy of the Merchant Empires (1991).

Immanuel Wallerstein, The Modern world System. Vol.III (New York:Academic Press, 1974).

Eric Wolf, Europe and the People Without History (UC Press, 1997).










(Each student reads either list A, B, C or D)



R. Collins (ed.), Problems in African History: The Pre-colonial Centuries. Markus Weiner, 1993.

________(ed.), Historical Problems of Imperial Africa, Markus Weiner, 1994.

________(ed.), Problems in the History of Modern Africa, Markus Weiner, 1995.

Frederick Cooper, Africa since 1940, Cambridge U Press, 2002.

Basil Davidson, Africa in History, Macmillan, 1991.

R. Oliver and A. Atmore, Africa since 1800, Cambridge, 2005.

Kevin Shillington, History of Africa, 2nd edition, St. Martinís Press, 1995.

Journal of African History. Be familiar with major themes over last 5 years.


Western Africa

Adu Boahen, et al., Topics in West African History, Longman, 1986.

Philip Curtin, Economic Change in Pre-colonial Africa, U. Of Wisconsin Press, 1975.

A. Hopkins, An Economic History of West Africa, Columbia U. Press, 1975.


Eastern Africa

R. Collins (ed.), Eastern African History: Text and Readings, Markus Weiner, 1990.


Central Africa

D. Birmingham and P. Martin (eds.), History of Central Africa, Longman, 1998.

Jan Vansina, The Children of Woot, U. Of Wisconsin Press. 1978.


Southern Africa

Nelson Mandela. Any of his autobiographies of collections of speeches/writings.

Leonard Thompson, A History of South Africa, Yale U.Press, 2000.

John Williams (ed.), From the South African Past, Houghton Mifflin, 1997.


B.Latin America


Mark A. Burkholder and Lyman L. Johnson, Colonial Latin America. 5th ed. Oxford, 2003

Thomas E. Skidmore and Peter Smith, Modern Latin America. 6th ed. Oxford, 2004.

Keen, Benjamin. A History of Latin America. 7th ed. Houghton Mifflin, 2000.

Four of these:

Meyer, Michael, et al. The Course of Mexican History. 7th ed. Oxford, 2002.

Klein, Herbert S. Bolivia: The Evolution of a Multi-ethnic Society. 2nd ed. Oxford, 1992.

Knight, Franklin W. The Caribbean: The Genesis of a Fragmented Nationalism. 2nd ed. Oxford, 1990.

Loveman, Brian. Chile: The Legacy of Hispanic Capitalism. 3rd ed. Oxford, 2001.

Rock, David. Argentina, 1516-1987: From Spanish Colonization to Alfonsin. California, 1987.

Woodward, Ralph Lee. Central America: A Nation Divided. 3rd ed. Oxford, 1999.

Hunefeldt, Cristine.. A Brief History of Peru . Checkmark, 2004.

Skidmore, Thomas. Brazil; Five Centuries of Change . Oxford, 1999.


Colonial Period

Lockhar, James, and Stuart B. Schwartz. Early Latin America: A History of Colonial Spanish America and Brazil. Cambridge, 1983.

Clendinnen, Inga. Ambivalent Conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1570. Cambridge, 1987.

Stern, Steve J. Peruís Indian Peoples and the Challenge of Spanish Conquest: Huamanga to 1640. Wisconsin, 1982.

Cope, R. Douglass. The Limits of Racial Domination: Plebeian Society in Colonial Mexico, 1760-1720. Wisconsin, 1994.

Schwartz, Stuart. Sugar Plantations in the Formation of Brazilian Society, Bahia, 1550-1835. Cambridge, 1985.

Johnson, Lyman, and Sonya Lipsett-Rivera, eds. The Faces of Honor: Sex, Shame, and Violence in Colonial Latin America. New Mexico, 1998.

Taylor, William. Drinking , Homicide, and Rebellion in Late Colonial Mexican Villages. Stanford, 1979.

Gutierrez, Ramon. When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: marriage, Sexulaity, and Power inNew Mexico, 1500-1846. Stanford, 1991.

Cook, Alexandra Parma, and Noble David Cook. Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance: A Case of Transatlantic Bigamy. Duke, 1991.

De Mello e Souza, Laura. The Devil and the Land of the Holy Cross: Witchcraft, Slavery, and Popular Religion in Colonial Brazil. Texas, 2003.


National Period

Graham, Richard. Independence in Latin America. 2nd ed. Knopf, 1994.

Tutino, John. From Insurrection to Revolution in Mexico: Social Bases of Agrarian Violence, 1750-1940. Princeton, 1988.

Barman, Roderick J. Brazil: The Forging of a Nation, 1798-1852. Stanford, 1988

Mallon, Florencia. Peasant and Nation: The Making of Post-Colonial Mexico and Peru. U .of California 1995.

Reis, Joao Jose. Slave Rebellion in Brazil: The Muslim Uprising of 1835 in Bahia. Johns Hopkins 1993.

Lauderdale Graham, Sandra. Caetana Says No: Womenís Stories from a Brazilian Slave Society. Cambridge, 2002.

Andrews, George Reid. Afro-Latin America: 1800-2000. Oxford, 2004.

Costa, Emilia Viotti da. Crowns of Glory, Tears of Blood: The Demerara Slave Rebellion of 1823. Oxford, 1994.

Slatta, Richard W. Gauchos and the Vanishing Frontier. Nebraska, 1992.

Knight, Alan. The Mexican Revolution. 2 Vols. U. of Nebraska, 1990.

Perez, Louis A., Jr. On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, and Culture. Ecco, 2001.

Wolfe, Joel. Working Women, Working Men: Sao Paulo and the Rise of Brazilís Industrial Working Class, 1900-1955. Duke, 1993.

Grandon, Greg The Blood of Guatemala: A History of Race and Nation. Duke, 2000.

Feitlowitz, Marguerite. A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina and the Legacies of Torture. Oxford, 1999.

Berquist, Charles, et al, eds. Violence in Colombia: The Contemporary Crisis in Historical Perspective. SR Books, 1992.


C. Middle East


I.General Background:


Ira Lapidus, A History of Islamic Societies (Cambridge University Press, latest ed).

William Cleveland, A History of The Modern Middle East (Westview Press, latest ed.)


II. Early Modern Islamic Societies


Norman Itzkowitz, Ottoman Empire and Islamic Traditions(The University of Chicago Press, 1980).

Ira Lapidus, Muslim Cities in the Later Middle Ages (Harvard University Press, 1967).

Dina Rizq-Khoury, State and Provincial Society in the early Ottoman Empire (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Nelly Hanna, In Praise of Books:A Cultural History of Cairoís Middle Class, 16th-18th Century (Syracuse University Press, 2003).


III.The Modern Middle East


a. The Emergence of the Modern Levant




Hana Batatu, The Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movements of Iraq (Princeton University Press, 1987).

Marion Farouk-Sluglett and Peter Sluglett, Iraq Since 1958:from Revolution to Dictatorship (Cambridge University Press, 1980).

Eric Davis, Memories of State:Politics, History and Collective Identity in Modern Iraq (University of California Press, 2005).


2. Syria

James Gelvin, Divided Loyalties:Nationalism and Mass Politics in Syria at the Close of Empire (University of California Press, 1999).

Phillip Khoury, Syria and the French Mandate:The Politics of Arab Nationalism (Princeton University Press, 1987).

Elizabeth Thompson, Colonial Citizens (Columbia University Press, 2000)


3. Lebanon

Kamal Salibi, A House of Many Mansions:The History of Lebanon Reconsidered (University of California Press, 1989).

Engin Akarli, The Long Peace:Ottoman Lebanon Reconsidered, 1861-1920 (University of California Press, 1989).

Ussama Makdisi, The Culture of Sectarianism:Community, History and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Lebanon (University of California Press, 2000).


b. The Emergence of Modern Egypt


Lisa Pollard, Nurturing the Nation:The Family Politics of Modernizing, Colonizing and Liberating Egypt (University of California Press, 2005).

Joel Beinin and Zachary Lockman, Workers on the Nile (Princeton University Press, 1987).

Giles Keppel, The Prophet and the Pharoah (University of California Press, 2003).

Arthur Goldschmidt, Modern Egypt:The Formation of a Nation State (Westview Press, 1988).


c. The Emergence of Modern Iran


Nekki Keddi, Modern Iran:Roots and Results of Revolution (Yale University Press, 2003).

Afsaneh Najmabadi, Women With Mustaches and Men Without Beards (University of California Press, 2005).

Janet Afari, The Iranian Constitutional Revolution (Columbia University Press, 1996).).

Abbas Amanat, Pivot of the Universe:Nassir ad-Din Shah and the Iranian Monarchy, 1831-1896 (University of California Press, 1997).


d. The Emergence of Modern Turkey


Bernard Lewis, The Emergence of Modern Turkey (University of Chicago Press, 1968).

Hasan Kayali, Arabs and Young Turks:Ottomanism, Arabism, and Islamism in the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1918 (University of California Press, 1997).

Nikaci Berkes, The Development of Secularism in Turkey (Routledge Press, 1998).

Nilufer Gole, The Forbidden Modern (University of Michigan Press, 1996).


e. The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict


Meron Beinvenisti, Intimate Enemies:Jews and Arabs in a Shared Land (University of California Press, 1996).

Gershon Shafir, Land, Labor and the Origins of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, 1882-1924 (University of California Press, 1996).

Norman Finklestein, Myth and Reality in the Palestinian Israeli Conflict (Routledge Press, 1996).

Mark LeVine, Overthrowing Geography:Jaffa, Tel Aviv and the Struggle for Palestine (University of California Press, 2005).











D. East Asia


A: General


1. John K. Fairbank, Edwin O. Reischauer & Albert M. Craig, East Asia: Tradition and

††† Transformation, Houghton Mifflin, 1989

2. Ezra Vogel, The Four Little Dragons: the Spread of Industrialization in East Asia,

†† Harvard University Press, 1991


B: China


3. Charles O. Hucker, Chinaís Imperial Past: An Introduction to Chinese History and

††† Culture, Stanford University Press, 1975

4. Paul S. Ropp, ed., Heritage of China: Contemporary Perspectives on Chinese

††† Civilization, University of California Press, 1990

5. Mark Elvin, The Pattern of the Chinese Past, Stanford University Press, 1973

6. F. W. Mote, Intellectual Foundations of China, McGraw-Hill, 1989

7. Wm. Theodore de Bary, The Trouble with Confucianism, Harvard University Press,

†† 1991

8. Joseph Esherick & Mary Rankin, eds., Chinese Local Elites and Patterns of

†† Dominance, University of California Press, 1991

9. Jonathan D. Spence, The Search for Modern China, Norton, 1999

10. Paul A. Cohen, Discovering History in China: American Historical Writing on the

†† Recent Chinese Past, Columbia University Press, 1984

11. Phlip Kuhn, Rebellion and Its Enemies in Late Imperial China: Militarization and

†† Social Structure, Harvard University Press, 1970

12. Benjamin Schwartz, In Search of Wealth and Power: Yen Fu and the West, Harvard

†† University Press, 1970

13. Yeh Wen-Hsin, Provincial Passages: Culture, Space, and Origins of Chinese

†† Communism, University of California Press, 1996

14. Ramon Myers, The Chinese Peasant Economy: Agricultural Development in Hopei

†† and Shantung, 1890-1937, Harvard University Press, 1970

15. Philip Huang, The Peasant Family and Rural Development in the Yangzi Delta,

†† 1350-1988, Stanford University Press, 1990

16. Lloyd E. Eastman, Seeds of Destruction: Nationalist China in War and Revolution,

†† 1937-1949, Stanford University Press, 1984

17. Lynn White, Policies of Chaos: the Organizational Causes of Violence in Chinaís

†† Cultural Revolution, Princeton University Press, 1989

18. Robert E. Gamer, ed., Understanding Contemporary China, Rienner, 1999


C: Japan


19. H. Paul Varley, Japanese Culture, University of Hawaii Press, 1984

20. Mikiso Hane, Premodern Japan: A Historical Survey, Westview, 1991

21. Ruth Benedict, The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture,

†† Houghton Millflin, 1946


22. Jeffrey Mass & William Hauser, eds., The Bakufu in Japanese History, Stanford

†† University Press, 1985

23. Mikiso Hane, Modern Japan, A Historical Survey, Westview, 1992

24. W. G. Beasley, The Meiji Restoration, Stanford University Press, 1972

25. Marius Jansen, ed., Changing Japanese Attitudes Toward Modernization, Princeton

†† University Press, 1965

26. Penelope Francks, Technology and Agricultural Development in Pre-war Japan, Yale

†† University Press, 1984

27Gordon Berger, Parties Out of Power in Japan, 1931-1941, Princeton University

†† Press, 1977

28. Akira Iriye, Power and Culture: the Japanese-American War, 1941-1945, Harvard

†† University Press, 1981

29. Ezra Vogel, Japan as Number One: Lessons for America, Harvard University Press,

†† 1979

30. Richard Katz, Japan, the System that Soured: the Rise and Fall of the Japanese

†† Economic Miracle, M. E. Sharpe, 1998