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Table of Contents
PART ITHE EARLY COMPLEX SOCIETIES, 3500 TO 500 B.C.E.
1The Foundations of Complex Societies
2Early African Societies and the Bantu Migrations
3Early Societies in South and East Asia
4Early Societies in the Americas and Oceania
PART IITHE FORMATION OF CLASSICAL SOCIETIES, 500 B.C.E. TO 500 C.E.
5The Empires of Persia
6The Unification of China
7State, Society, and the Quest for Salvation in India
8Mediterranean Society under the Greeks and the Romans
9Cross-Cultural Exchanges on the Silk Roads
PART IIITHE POSTCLASSICAL ERA, 500 TO 1000 C.E.
10The Christian Commonwealth of Byzantium
11The Expansive Realm of Islam
12The Resurgence of Empire in East Asia
13India and the Indian Ocean Basin
PART IVAN AGE OF CROSS-CULTURAL INTERACTION, 1000 TO 1500 C.E.
14Nomadic Empires and Eurasian Integration
15States and Societies of Sub-Saharan Africa 16Christian Western Europe during the Middle Ages 17Worlds Apart: The Americas and Oceania
18Reaching Out: Cross-Cultural Interactions
PART VTHE ORIGINS OF GLOBAL INTERDEPENDENCE, 1500–1800
19Transoceanic Encounters and Global Connections 20The Transformation of Europe
21New Worlds: The Americas and Oceania
22Africa and the Atlantic World
23Tradition and Change in East Asia
24The Islamic Empires
PART VIAN AGE OF REVOLUTION, INDUSTRY, AND EMPIRE, 1750–1914
25Revolutions and National States in the Atlantic World
26The Making of Industrial Society
27The Americas in the Age of Independence
28The Building of Global Empires
PART VIICONTEMPORARY GLOBAL REALIGNMENTS
29The Great War: The World in Upheaval
30An Age of Anxiety
31Nationalism and Political Identities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America
32New Conflagrations: World War II
33The Cold War and Decolonization
34A World without Borders