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Table of Contents
1 Prehistory and the Rise of Civilization in the Near East and Egypt 2 The Aegean The Minoans, the Mycenaeans, and the Greeks of the Archaic Age 3 Classical Greece 4 The Hellenistic World 5 Classical Rome 6 Judaism and the Rise of Christianity 7 Late Antiquity The Transformation of the Roman Empire and the Triumph of Christianity 8 The Heirs to the Roman Empire 9 The Rise of Islam 10 The High Middle Ages 11 The Late Middle Ages 12 The Early Renaissance 13 The High Renaissance and Early Mannerism