10 episodes

This course presents and at the same time critiques a narrative of world history from 1500 to the present. 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.

History of the World since 1500 CE (W3903) Columbia University

    • History
    • 4.8, 18 Ratings

This course presents and at the same time critiques a narrative of world history from 1500 to the present. 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.

    • video
    Transformations in Europe, 1500-1750

    Transformations in Europe, 1500-1750

    • 1 hr 16 min
    • video
    The Americas, the Atlantic, and Africa, 1530-1770

    The Americas, the Atlantic, and Africa, 1530-1770

    • 1 hr 18 min
    • video
    The Americas, The Atlantic, and Africa, 1530-1770 II

    The Americas, The Atlantic, and Africa, 1530-1770 II

    • 1 hr 14 min
    • video
    Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean, 1500-1750

    Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean, 1500-1750

    • 1 hr 12 min
    • video
    History of the World to 1500 CE - Session 5 (9/21/10)

    History of the World to 1500 CE - Session 5 (9/21/10)

    • 1 hr 16 min
    • video
    Early Modern Islamic Governance

    Early Modern Islamic Governance

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Sifra y Fúa ,

History of the World since 1500 CE

Prof. Bulliet is engaging and funny. He ranges widely over all the globe, more thematically than chronologically. His refreshing perspective resists the traditional focus on Europe; he shows how diverse and creative humanity has always been. Rather than learning specific names and dates, the focus is more on thinking about how to tell humanity's story, what to include, what to leave out, what to compare and contrast. I recommend this course highly to anyone interested in history. As I write this, only ten lectures have been posted, and I'm looking forward to the rest of them.

Cynleet ,

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Provides a more global summary of world history than most western-civilization-based sources, which is refreshing. Brings in the influence of new technology, such as four-wheeled vehicles, and considers broad cultural trends, like the uses of sacrifices in worship. This extends the world history beyond political changes and adds interest. All in all comprehensive with up-to-date research overview of world history.

Eve3461 ,

Interesting and thought provoking

I think this is an excellent presentation of World History'; Professor Bulliet tells us if and how he is biased.
Thank you Professor Bulliet and thank you Columbia for providing this educational opportunity.

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