Robert I. Rotberg

Robert I. Rotberg is Coeditor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary History, President of the World Peace Foundation, Director of Harvard University's Program on Intrastate Conflict, and Adjunct Professor at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

  • Population History and the Family

    Population History and the Family

    Robert I. Rotberg

    For more than thirty years, interdisciplinary history has included the study of all aspects of the family, including births, marriages, and household composition. This collection looks at the many dimensions of the study of populations and population movements. It ranges across continents and time, showing how the reconstruction of the past is incomplete without attention to questions of fertility and seasonality, as well as to the impact of demographic variables on social, political, and economic history.

    Contributors Francis Brooks, Edward Byers, Michael Craton, David Cressy, Robert Eng, Michael Haines, Barbara Hanawalt, Daniel Kaiser, W. R. Lee, Daniel Quinlan, Anita Rutman, Darrett Rutman, Jean Shackelford, Thomas Smith, Maris Vinovskis, Charles Wetherell, Rudolph Zambardino

    • Hardcover $75.00 £51.95
    • Paperback $7.75 £6.95
  • Politics and Political Change

    Politics and Political Change

    Robert I. Rotberg

    Politics and political change are the staples of history. This collection shows how the study of past politics can be deepened by theory and practice from political science, sociology, and economics, and how the application of quantitative methods to received assumptions can expand our understanding of all political history. The contributions cross continents and range in time from the medieval period to the modern. The wide-ranging topics include political confessionalism, urban voter fraud, and methods of electing popes.

    Contributors Sara Alpern, Dale Baum, Allan Bogue, W. Dean Burnham, Jerome Clubb, Joseph Colomer, Jürgen Falter, Gary Fink, Ronald Formisano, James Hilty, Sharon Kettering, Morgan Kousser, Richard Maisel, Loomis Mayfield, Iain McLean, Santa Traugott, Peter Tuckel, Reinhard Zintl

    • Hardcover $67.50 £46.95
    • Paperback $27.00 £21.00
  • Health and Disease in Human History

    Health and Disease in Human History

    A Journal of Interdisciplinary History Reader

    Robert I. Rotberg

    For more than thirty years, interdisciplinary historians have studied how groups and individuals in the past progressed despite food scarcities, nutritional deficiencies, exposure to virulent disease pathogens, dangerous forms of sanitation and other public health problems, menacing urban streets, fearsome and infectious sea voyages, and many other morbid and mortal hazards. That populations grew and economies developed is a tribute to many kinds of human advances. But progress was neither linear nor consistent; nor was it equivalent across continents and cultures. This collection of essays suggests the great extent to which exploration, settlement, agricultural growth, colonization, urbanization, and even human stature were influenced by environmental and epidemiological realities, as well as by political and economic responses to those realities.

    Contributors Dauril Alden, Andrew Appleby, Kenneth Fliess, Myron Gutmann, Susan Hanley, Anne Hardy, Irene Hecht, Andrew Hinde, Kenneth Kiple, Virginia Kiple, Massimo Livi-Bacci, Robert McCaa, Joseph Miller, David Northrup, James Riley, Daniel Blake Smith, Robert Woods

    • Hardcover $16.75 £14.95
    • Paperback $32.00 £25.00
  • Social Mobility and Modernization

    Social Mobility and Modernization

    A Journal of Interdisciplinary History Reader

    Robert I. Rotberg

    The essays in this book examine how the West modernized and what that modernization meant to human society, particularly in Western Europe and the United States. Within that frame are several distinct subthemes: the process of industrialization in Europe and elsewhere; social mobility, class structures, and class differences; social unrest and the stresses of modernization and industrialization; economic and social equality and inequality and their markers; the role of women in modernization; and the origins of nationalism. The book's chapters discuss these issues from medieval times through the twentieth century, with particular focus on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

    Contributors John Bohstedt, Gregory Clark, Theodore Evergates, Claudia Goldin, David Herlihy, Raymond Jonas, Michael Katz, Gloria Main, Franklin Mendels, Joel Mokyr, Gale Stokes, Louis Tilly, Dale Williams, E. A. Wrigley

    • Hardcover $16.75 £13.99
    • Paperback $30.00 £24.00