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Curtin, Philip D.

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Works: 126 works in 637 publications in 5 languages and 21,585 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Military history  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Collector, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: DT20, 960
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The Atlantic slave trade; a census by Philip D Curtin( Book )

50 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de slavenhandel van Afrika tot Amerika
Africa and Africans by Paul Bohannan( Book )

34 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and French and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the long course of Africa history - the great empires, the institution of slavery, the failure of colonial government - and examines African art, family life, religion, economy and policy
African history : from earliest times to independence by Philip D Curtin( Book )

81 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main aim of the book is to explain how the societies on the African continent came to be as they are today; but the authors also use African history to explore more general questions of how human societies change through time. Their approach and concerns are strongly influenced by the work of anthropologists as well as historians. The book starts with a study of the roots of African culture in the late Stone Age and its aftermath. Thirteen chronologically-arranged regional chapters follow. These divide Africa into four major areas and provide parallel accounts of each across broad historical spans breaking, roughly, at 1500, 1780 and 1880. They take the reader from the first African civilization which grew up along the Nile Valley in ancient Egypt through to the colonial period of modern times. The final section of the book (c.1880 to c.1960) is written on a continent-wide rather than a regional basis. Its six chapters explore the impact of Europe on Africa, and include discussions of the colonial economy; social change in the colonial period; and the clash of cultures and what it has meant for African religion, education and thought. It closes with a review of African resistance to colonial rule, and the end of the European empires
The image of Africa : British ideas and action, 1780-1850 by Philip D Curtin( Book )

44 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of the plantation complex : essays in Atlantic history by Philip D Curtin( Book )

43 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plantation compex was much more than an economic order for the tropical Americas alone; it had an important place in world history. These essays concentrate on that intercontinental perspective over the long run of more than a half-millenium from its first appearance to its fall at the end of the nineteenth century
Cross-cultural trade in world history by Philip D Curtin( Book )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A single theme is pursued in this book - the trade between peoples of differing cultures through world history. Extending from the ancient world to the coming of the commercial revolution, Professor Curtin's discussion encompasses a broad and diverse group of trading relationships. Drawing on insights from economic history and anthropology, Professor Curtin has attempted to move beyond a Europe-centred view of history, to one that can help us understand the entire range of societies in the human past. Examples have been chosen that illustrate the greatest variety of trading relationships between cultures. The opening chapters look at Africa, while subsequent chapters treat the ancient world, the Mediterranean trade with China, the Asian trade in the east, and European entry into the trade with maritime Asia, the Armenian trade carriers of the seventeenth century, and the North American fur trade. Wide-ranging in its concern and the fruit of exhaustive research, the book is nevertheless written so as to be accessible and stimulating to the specialist and the student alike. -- Publishers description
Africa & the West; intellectual responses to European culture by Philip D Curtin( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes African reactions to the Slave trade, European colonization, and periods of Afro-European interaction since the late-nineteenth century
Economic change in precolonial Africa; Senegambia in the era of the slave trade by Philip D Curtin( Book )

43 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Jamaicas : the role of ideas in a tropical colony, 1830-1865 by Philip D Curtin( Book )

29 editions published between 1955 and 1998 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world and the West : the European challenge and the overseas response in the Age of Empire by Philip D Curtin( Book )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The World and the West reaches from such diverse cases as the Maya and Yaqui of Mexico, the Ghost Dance of North America, cargo cults of Melanesia, to Meiji Japan and the Ottoman Empire. In discussing a variety of questions about the relations between the world and the West in recent centuries, Curtin ultimately introduces a new perspective on the underlying question: How do human societies change through time?"--Jacket
Death by migration : Europe's encounter with the tropical world in the nineteenth century by Philip D Curtin( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a quantitative study of relocation costs among European soldiers in the tropics between about 1815 and 1914. This study, however, has broader implications. For Europe itself, this was the crucial century of the 'mortality revolution', with its profound influence on European and world demographic history. For the history of medicine, this was the transitional century between the kind of medicine that had been practiced in Europe since classical times and the kind of scientific medicine that would be spawned by the germ theory of disease. For Europe's global, political and military relations, this was the final period for the European conquest. For all these reasons, the relocation costs of this period have great bearing on human history
Disease and empire : the health of European troops in the conquest of Africa by Philip D Curtin( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the nineteenth century, European soldiers serving in the tropics died from disease at a rate several times higher than that of soldiers serving at home. Then, from about 1815 to 1914, the death rates of European soldiers, both those serving at home and abroad, dropped by nearly 90%. But this drop applied mainly to soldiers in barracks. Soldiers on campaign, especially in the tropics, continued to die from disease at rates as high as ever, in sharp contrast to the drop in barracks death rates. This book examines the practice of military medicine during the conquest of Africa, especially in the 1880s and 1890s. Curtin examines what was done, what was not done, and the impact of doctors' successes and failures on the willingness of Europeans to embark on imperial adventures
Precolonial African history by Philip D Curtin( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a simple introduction to the major themes, trends, & problems in African history. The rise & penetration of Islam, European maritime contact, slavery & competitive annexations are presented as outside interventions to which Africans have creatively responded
Discovering the Chesapeake : the history of an ecosystem by Philip D Curtin( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation With its rich evolutionary record of natural systems and long history of human activity, the Chesapeake Bay provides an excellent example of how a great estuary has responded to the powerful forces of human settlement and environmental change. Discovering the Chesapeake explores all of the long-term changes the Chesapeake has undergone and uncovers the inextricable connections among land, water, and humans in this unusually delicate ecosystem. Edited by a historian, a paleobiologist, and a geologist at the Johns Hopkins University and written for general readers, the book brings together experts in various disciplines to consider the truly complex and interesting environmental history of the Chesapeake and its watershed. Chapters explore a variety of topics, including the natural systems of the watershed and their origins; the effects of human interventions ranging from Indian slash-and-burn practices to changing farming techniques; the introduction of pathogens, both human and botanical; the consequences of the oyster's depletion; the response of bird and animal life to environmental factors introduced by humans; and the influence of the land and water on the people who settled along the Bay. Discovering the Chesapeake, originating in two conferences sponsored by the National Science Foundation, achieves a broad historical and scientific appreciation of the various processes that shaped the Chesapeake region."Today's Chesapeake Bay is only some ten thousand years old. What a different world it was ... when the region was the home of the ground sloth, giant beaver, dire wolf, mastodon, and other megafauna. In the next few thousand years, the ice may form again and the Bay will once more be the valley of the Susquehanna, unless, of course, human-induced changes in climate create some other currently unpredictable condition." & mdash;from the Introduction
Migration and mortality in Africa and the Atlantic world, 1700-1900 by Philip D Curtin( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tropical Atlantic in the age of the slave trade by Philip D Curtin( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why people move : migration in African history by Philip D Curtin( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human achievement by Michael Boro Petrovich( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history stressing man's development and accomplishments in the world's major cultures
Disease and imperialism before the nineteenth century by Philip D Curtin( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Atlantic slave trade; a census
Alternative Names
Curtin, Philip.

Curtin Philip 1922-....

Curtin, Philip 1922-2009

Curtin, Philip de Armond 1922-

Curtin, Philip DeArmond

Curtin, Philip DeArmond 1922-

Curtin, Philip DeArmond 1922-2009

Curtin, Philipp DeArmond 1922-

Curtin, Philipp DeArmond 1922-2009

DeArmond Curtin, Philip 1922-2009

DeArmond Curtin, Philipp 1922-

DeArmond Curtin, Philipp 1922-2009

Philip D. Curtin Amerikaans historicus (1922-2009)

Philip D. Curtin historiador estadounidense

Philip D. Curtin historiador estatunidenc

Philip D. Curtin historien américain

فيليب كورتن، 1922-2009

커틴, 필립 D. 1922-2009

カ-ティン, フィリップ 1922-2009

カーティン, フィリップ・D

フィリップ・カーティン

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Africa and AfricansAfrican history : from earliest times to independenceThe image of Africa : British ideas and action, 1780-1850The rise and fall of the plantation complex : essays in Atlantic historyCross-cultural trade in world historyTwo Jamaicas : the role of ideas in a tropical colony, 1830-1865The world and the West : the European challenge and the overseas response in the Age of EmpireDeath by migration : Europe's encounter with the tropical world in the nineteenth century