Michael Adas is Abraham Voorhees Professor of History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He is currently editor of the American Historical Association's series on Global and Comparative History and co-editor of the Cambridge University Press series on "Studies in Comparative World History." He has published numerous articles and books, including most recently (with Peter Stearns and Stuart Schwartz) World Civilization: The Global Experience (1992) and Turbulent Passage: A Global History of the Twentieth Century (1993).
Introduction - Michael Adas 1. Islamic History as Global History - Richard M. Eaton 2. Gender and Islamic History - Judith Tucker 3. The World System in the Thirteenth Century: Dead-End or Precursor? - Janet Lippman Abu-Lughod 4. The Age of Gunpowder Empires, 1450-1800 - William H. McNeill 5. The Columbian Voyages, the Columbian Exchange, and Their Historians - Alfred W. Crosby 6. The Tropical Atlantic in the Age of the Slave Trade - Philip D. Curtin 7. Interpreting the Industrial Revolution - Peter N. Stearns 8. Industrialization and Gender Inequality - Louise A. Tilly 9. "High" Imperialism and the "New" History - Michael Adas 10. Gender, Sex, and Empire - Margaret Strobel The Contributors