|1||Introduction I. Time: World History and Deep History||
Christian, David. "The Beginnings of Human History." In Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History. University of California Press, 2004, pp. 171–203. ISBN: 9780520235007. [Preview with Google Books]
|2||Introduction II. Space: "Reading" Maps|| |
The History of Cartography, University of Chicago Press.
|3||The Big Picture I: From Afro-Eurasia to the World, ca. 1200 to 1700||[Tignor] Crises and Recovery in AfroEurasia, 1300–1500, pp. 404–439.|
|4||Medieval Travelers (Professor McCants & Professor Christopher Leighton, History, MIT)||
Parks, George B., ed. "Description of the Island of Chipangu, and the Great Kaan's Despatch of a Host Against It" and "What Further Came of the Great Khan's Expedition Against Chipangu." Chapters 2 and 3 in The Travels of Marco Polo, Book 3. The Book League of America, 1929, pp. 249–53.
Dunn, Ross E., eds. "Mecca." Chapter 4 in The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the 14th Century. University of California Press, 2012, pp. 65–80. ISBN: 9780520272927. [Preview with Google Books]
Xinhua News Agency. "Zheng He: A Peaceful Mariner and Diplomat." July 12, 2005. China - Through A Lens.
Wade, Geoff, trans. Southeast Asia in the Ming Shi-Lu, an Open Access Resource. The Singapore E-Press, National University of Singapore.
|5||Contact and Conflict in East Asia||
Brook, Timothy. "Vermeer's Hat." Chapter 2 in Vermeer's Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World. Bloomsbury Press, 2008, pp. 26–53. ISBN: 9781596915992. [Preview with Google Books]
deBary, William. "Selections on Mateo Ricci in China." In Sources of Chinese Tradition, Vol. 2: From 1600 through the Twentieth Century. 2nd ed. Columbia University Press, 1999, pp. 14–29. ISBN: 9780231112710.
Pomeranz, Kenneth, and Steven Topik. "When Asia Was the World Economy." Section 1.4 in The World That Trade Created: Society, Culture, and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present. 2nd ed. M. E. Sharpe, 2005, pp. 18–20. ISBN: 9780765617095. [Preview with Google Books]
———. "Treating Good News as No News." Section 1.5 in The World That Trade Created: Society, Culture, and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present. 2nd ed. M. E. Sharpe, 2005, pp. 18–20. ISBN: 9780765617095. [Preview with Google Books]
[Tignor] Contact, Commerce, and Colonization, 1450–1600, pp. 440–75.
|6||Contact and Conflict in East Asia—Discussion|
|7||Contact and Conflict in the Americas||
Treaty of Tordesillas, 1494. Encyclpedia Brittanica.
Symcox, Geoffrey, and Blair Sullivan, eds. "Columbus's Legacy." In Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the Indies: A Brief History with Documents. Bedford / St. Martin's, 2005, pp. 30–34. ISBN: 9780312410216.
|8||Contact and Conflict in the Americas—Discussion||
Schwartz, Stuart B., ed. "The Siege and Fall of Tenochtitlan." In Victors and Vanquished: Spanish and Nahua Views of the Conquest of Mexico. Bedford / St. Martin's, 2000, pp. 182–211. ISBN: 9780312393557.
|9||Debating World History, 1300–1600||No readings.|
|This week included a trip outside of normal meeting times.—eds.||Class Visit to the U.S.S. Constitution||No readings.|
|10||The Big Picture II: Global Trade, Empire, and Industrialization, 1600–1870||
[Tignor] Worlds Entangled, 1600–1750, pp. 476–517.
Pomeranz, Kenneth, and Steven Topik. "How the Other Half Traded." Section 1.9 in The World That Trade Created: Society, Culture, and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present. 2nd ed. M. E. Sharpe, 2005. ISBN: 9780765617095.
|11||Empire, Ideology, and Architecture: Eighteenth-Century Global Examples||
[Tignor] Cultures of Splendor and Power, 1500–1780, pp. 518–53.
Ching, Francis D. K., Mark Jarzombek, and Vikramaditya Prakash, eds. "Introductions," "Versailles," "Blenheim," "Chengde," and "Jaipur." In A Global History of Architecture. 2nd ed. Wiley, 2011, pp. 551–55, 597–99, 563–65, 571–72, 602–04, and 626–27. ISBN: 9780470402573.
|12||The Atlantic Revolutions in Global Context||
"The Code Noir, 1685." In Slavery, Freedom, and the Law in the Atlantic World: A Brief History with Documents. Edited by Sue Peabody and Keila Grinberg. Bedford / St. Martin's, 2007, pp. 31–36. ISBN: 9780312411763.
French National Assembly. Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, August 26, 1789. Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University.
"The Haitian Constitution, 1805." In Slave Revolution in the Caribbean, 1789–1804: A Brief History with Documents. Edited by Laurent Dubois, and John D. Garrigus. Bedford / St. Martin's, 2006, pp. 191–96. ISBN: 9780312415013.
|13||Visit to MIT Museum||No readings.|
|14||Revolutions Industrial and Industrious, Not Political||
Lualdi, Katharine J. ed. "Factory Rules in Berlin, 1844." In Sources of The Making of the West - Peoples and Cultures, Volume II: Since 1500. 2nd ed. Bedford / St. Martin's, 2004, pp. 119–22. ISBN: 9780312412210.
[Tignor] Reordering the World, 1750–1850, pp. 554–93.
|15||Consumption||McCants, Anne E. C. "Exotic Goods, Popular Consumption, and the Standard of Living: Thinking about Globalization in the Early Modern World: Thinking about Globalization in the Early Modern World." Journal of World History 18, no. 4 (2007): 433–62.|
|16||Porcelain in Asia, Europe, and Museums Today (Professor Kristel Smentek, Architecture, MIT)||Finlay, Robert. "The Pilgrim Art: The Culture of Porcelain in World History." Journal of World History 9, no. 2 (1998): 141–87.|
|17||Debating World History, 1600–1870||No readings.|
|18||The Big Picture III: Imperialism, Nation-States, Colonialism, 1815-1914 & Beyond||[Tignor] Alternative Visions of the Nineteenth Century, pp. 594–627.|
|19||Exchanges in the Americas in the Nineteenth Century: Commodities and Music (Professor Ravel & Professor Charles Shadle, Music and Theater, MIT)||
Pomeranz, Kenneth, and Steven Topik. "A British Merchant in the Tropics." Section 1.9 in The World That Trade Created: Society, Culture, and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present. 2nd ed. M. E. Sharpe, 2005. ISBN: 9780765617095. [Preview with Google Books]
———. "Bouncing Around." Section 4.2 in The World That Trade Created: Society, Culture, and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present. 2nd ed. M. E. Sharpe, 2005. ISBN: 9780765617095. [Preview with Google Books]
———. "How to Turn Nothing into Something: Guano's Ephemeral Fortunes." Section 4.6 in The World That Trade Created: Society, Culture, and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present. 2nd ed. M. E. Sharpe, 2005. ISBN: 9780765617095.
"José Mauricio Nunes Garcia." Oxford Music Online.
"Carlos Gomes." Oxford Music Online.
"Alberto Williams." Oxford Music Online.
Listen to:Excepts from "Missa Pastoril". Available on:
Garcia, José Mauricio Nunes. "Missa Pastoril para Noite de Natal." Luiz Alves da Silva and Mathias Weibel, conductors. Ensemble Turicum. K617 Records France CD, 2002.
The overture and first ten minutes of "Il Guarany" by Carlos Gomes. Available on:
Gomes, Antonio Carlos. "Il Guarany." John Neschling, conductor. Placido Domingo, Carlos Alvarez, et al. Sony CD, 1996.
"El rancho abandonado" by Alberto Williams. Available on:
|20||Imperialism in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century South Asia and East Africa (Professor Sana Aiyar, History, MIT)||
William Bentinck: On Ritual Murder in India, 1829. Modern History Sourcebook, Fordham University.
Mani, Lata. "Production of an Official Discourse on 'Sati' in Early Nineteenth Century Bengal." Economic and Political Weekly 21, no. 17 (1986): 32–40.
Murray, Jocelyn. "The Church Missionary Society and the 'Female Circumcision' Issue in Kenya 1929–1932." Journal of Religion in Africa 8, no. 2 (1976): 92–104.
Kenyatta, Jomo. "Initiation of Boys and Girls." In Facing Mount Kenya: The Tribal Life of the Gikuyu. Vintage Books, 1962. ISBN: 9780394702100.
[Tignor] Nations and Empires, 1850–1914, pp. 628-65
[Tignor] An Unsettled World, 1890–1914, pp. 666–703.
|21||1918: The Wilsonian Moment in the Middle East (Professor Lerna Ekmekcioglu, History, MIT)||
Woodrow Wilson: Speech on the Fourteen Points, January 8, 1918. Modern History Sourcebook, Fordham University.
Manela, Erez. The Wilsonian Moment, Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism. Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 3–34 and 55–75. ISBN: 9780195378535. (recommended: 215–25).
|22||The Era of Mass Society and Total War (Professor Hiromu Nagahara, History, MIT)||
Weisenfeld, Gennifer. "Selling Shiseido: Cosmetics Advertising & Design in Early 20th-Century Japan." MIT Visualizing Cultures.
"Selling Shiseido - II: Visual Narratives." MIT Visualizing Cultures.
[Tignor] Of Masses and Visions of the Modern, pp. 704–41.
Excerpt from "Why We Fight: War Comes to America." Directed by Frank Capra. 1943. Internet Archive.
"Japan and the Rise of Asia," (Japan, 1940).
|23||Ideology and Practice: The Cold War as a Way of Life (Professor Chris Capozzola, History, MIT)||
May, Elaine Tyler. "Cold War—Warm Hearth: Politics and the Family in Postwar America." In The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order, 1930–1980. Edited by Steve Fraser and Gary Gerstle. Princeton University Press, 1989, pp. 153–81. ISBN: 9780691047614. [Preview with Google Books]
Siegelbaum, Lewis H. "Introduction." In The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc. Edited by Lewis H. Siegelbaum. Cornell University Press, 2011, p. 113. ISBN: 9780801477386. [Preview with Google Books]
Scroll to the bottom of the page of the map "Europe Divided, 1945–1989." Credo Reference.
[Tignor] The Three World Order, 1940–1975, pp. 742–83.
|24||Debate: Globalization, 1870-Present||No readings.|
|25||Migrations, Citizenship, and Identity in the Post-World War II Era (Professor Emma Teng, History and Foreign Languages and Literature, MIT)||
Goldin, Ian, Geoffrey Cameron, et al. "PostWorld War II Migrations" and "Brain Drain and Brain Circulation." In Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future. Princeton University Press, 2011, pp. 85–93 and pp. 179–86. ISBN: 9780691145723.
[Tignor] Globalization, 1970–2000, pp. 784–823.
|26||Final Discussion: Do We Live in a Smaller World?||No readings.|