SourcesReadingsPeter Turchin. War and Peace and War: The Rise and Fall of Empires.Select chapters

Sources
Readings
Peter Turchin. War and Peace and War: The Rise and Fall of Empires.
Select chapters posted in Canvas site.
Charles C. Mann. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created.
Select chapters of your choice.
Films
Posted in Canvas site, Module 3
“Big History of Coffee”.
“Salt” and “Brain Boost”.
“Catastrophe!” (2 parts)
The First Eden. “The Wastes of War”.
“Columbus’s World”.
“The Columbian Exchange”.
Topic for your essay
Write an essay of 3-5 pages, typed and double-spaced, that discusses how these sources provide examples of a “big history” approach to the history of empires and of the Americas.