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Bulliet, Richard W.

Overview
Works: 238 works in 600 publications in 3 languages and 14,348 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Fiction  Genealogy  Conference papers and proceedings  Military history  Dictionaries  Textbooks 
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 )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,092 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 989 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 )

36 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and held by 938 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 867 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 Columbia history of the 20th century( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 858 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 811 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
The earth and its peoples : a global history by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

73 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 683 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
Conversion to Islam in the medieval period : an essay in quantitative history by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

30 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Persian and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 466 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. He begins in 4000 B.C.E. with the first wheels affixed to axles. He then follows with the innovation of wheels turning independently on their axles and concludes five thousand years later with the caster, a single rotating and pivoting wheel. Bulliet's most interesting finding is that a simple desire to move things from place to place did not drive the wheel's development. If that were the case, the wheel could have been invented at any time almost anywhere in the world. By dividing the history of this technology into three conceptual phases and focusing on the specific men, women, and societies that brought it about, Bulliet expands the social, economic, and political significance of a tool we only partially understand. He underscores the role of gender, combat, and competition in the design and manufacture of wheels, adding vivid imagery to illustrate each stage of their development." -- Publisher's description
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 460 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 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gulf scenario by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 312 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 300 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 288 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 240 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 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This edition] is a compact version of the complete fourth edition ... abbreviated to maintain the essential narrative ... balanced perspective on world history. The authors use their wide array of expertise to compare different times, places, and societies through two distinctive and fundamental global themes in the text: the interaction between human beings and their environment, and diversity and dominance. The text also gives special emphasis to technology and how technological development underlies all human activity--P. [4] of covers
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 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sufi fiddle by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The earth and its peoples : a global history : vol. II: since 1500 by Richard W Bulliet( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES was one of the first texts to present 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 a fundamental theme--the interaction of human beings and the environment--to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology (in its broadest sense) and how technological development underlies all human activity
 
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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 historien américain

Richard Bulliet Islamwissenschaftler und Hochschullehrer

Richard Bulliet storico statunitense

ريتشارد بوليت، 1940-

ریچارد بولیت تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

불리엣, 리처드 W

Languages
English (288)

Persian (4)

French (3)

Covers
Islam : the view from the edgeThe case for Islamo-Christian civilizationThe Columbia history of the 20th centuryHunters, herders, and hamburgers : the past and future of human-animal relationshipsThe earth and its peoples : a global historyCotton, climate, and camels in early Islamic Iran : a moment in world historyViews from the edge : essays in honor of Richard W. BullietThe earth and its peoples : a global historyThe earth and its peoples : a global history : vol. II: since 1500