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Bulliet, Richard W.

Overview
Works: 237 works in 614 publications in 3 languages and 14,898 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Fiction  Genealogy  Conference papers and proceedings  Military history  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Honoree, Narrator
Classifications: DS43, 956.003
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard W Bulliet
Encyclopedia of the modern Middle East( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encompasses the interaction of political, historical, social, economic, and cultural movements as well as relevant persons (living and dead), places, and events. Spans the geographical area from Afghanistan to Morocco. Covers topics in politics, economics, religion, hsitory, literature, the arts, and more
Islam : the view from the edge by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Islamic world is going through a great upheaval today, but not for the first time. In this impressive history, the author explains the complex processes by which early Islam incorporated new communities and, in doing so, was transformed. As a specialist on medieval Iran, Bulliet's most revealing narrative comes from that period. His basic point is to show that Islam, lacking a central religious hierarchy, has evolved as those on the edge new communities entering the fold or newly mobilized sectors of society turn to religious scholars for answers to a range of practical and spiritual questions. These scholars, or ulama, have relied heavily on oral traditions relating to the sayings of the prophet, or hadith, to provide answers. Through the interaction between the edge and sources of religious authority, new syntheses are periodically forged. -- from Foreign Affairs http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/49830/william-b-quandt/islam-the-view-from-the-edge (Dec. 7, 2012)
The camel and the wheel by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

37 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses why the camel replaced wheeled vehicles as a method of transportation in the Middle East and North Africa between the 3rd and 6th centuries A.D
The case for Islamo-Christian civilization by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
The earth and its peoples : a global history by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

95 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Earth and Its Peoples, Fifth Edition, presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power. This truly 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 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. - Publisher
The Columbia history of the 20th century( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunters, herders, and hamburgers : the past and future of human-animal relationships by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard W. Bulliet has long been a leading figure in the study of human-animal relations, and in his newest work, Hunters, Herders, and Hamburgers, he offers a sweeping and engaging perspective on this dynamic relationship from prehistory to the present. By considering the shifting roles of donkeys, camels, cows, and other domesticated animals in human society, as well as their place in the social imagination, Bulliet reveals the different ways various cultures have reinforced, symbolized, and rationalized their relations with animals." "Bulliet identifies and explores four stages in the history, of the human-animal relationship - separation, predomesticity, domesticity, and postdomesticity. He begins with the question of when and why humans began to consider themselves distinct from other species and continues with a fresh look at how a few species became domesticated. He demonstrates that during the domestic era, many species fell from being admired and even worshipped to being little more than raw materials for various animal-product industries. Throughout the work, Bulliet discusses how social and technological developments and changing philosophical religious, and aesthetic viewpoints have shaped attitudes toward animals."--Jacket
Conversion to Islam in the medieval period : an essay in quantitative history by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Persian and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wheel : inventions & reinventions by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Bulliet's most interesting finding is that a simple desire to move things from place to place did not drive the wheel's development. Bulliet expands the social, economic, and political significance of a tool we only partially understand
Lands and peoples special edition : crisis in the Middle East by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the Persian Gulf War and the history of the region
The patricians of Nishapur; a study in medieval Islamic social history by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gulf scenario by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cotton, climate, and camels in early Islamic Iran : a moment in world history by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 ... 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."--Jacket
The tomb of the twelfth imam by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kicked to death by a camel by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views from the edge : essays in honor of Richard W. Bulliet( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under siege : Islam and democracy : proceedings of a conference held at Columbia University, June 18-19, 1993( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sufi fiddle by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New frontiers( Visual )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Bulliet explores the background to some of the present conflicts in the Middle East. He relates how the region enjoyed cultural pluralism for thousands of years until the breakup of the Ottoman Empire and the subsequent intervention of the European powers
The Bosnian crisis and the Islamic world( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Encyclopedia of the modern Middle East
Alternative Names
Bulliet, Richard

Bulliet, Richard 1940-

Bulliet, Richard Williams.

Bulliet, Richard Williams 1940-

Jackson, Clarence J.-L.

Jackson Clarence J.-L. 1940-....

Richard Bulliet Amerikaans historicus

Richard Bulliet amerikansk historikar

Richard Bulliet amerikansk historiker

Richard Bulliet historiador estadounidense

Richard Bulliet historien américain

Richard Bulliet Islamwissenschaftler und Hochschullehrer

Richard Bulliet storico statunitense

ريتشارد بوليت، 1940-

ريتشارد بوليت مؤرخ أمريكي

ریچارد بولیت تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

불리엣, 리처드 W

Languages
English (293)

Persian (4)

French (3)

Covers
Islam : the view from the edgeThe case for Islamo-Christian civilizationThe earth and its peoples : a global historyThe Columbia history of the 20th centuryHunters, herders, and hamburgers : the past and future of human-animal relationshipsCotton, climate, and camels in early Islamic Iran : a moment in world historyViews from the edge : essays in honor of Richard W. Bulliet