Traditions and Encounters

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Table of Contents

The early complex societies, 3800 TO 500 B.C.E.
Before History The Evolution of Homo Sapiens
The Hominids Homo Sapiens Paleolithic Society Economy and Society of Hunting and Gathering Peoples
Paleolithic Cultures The Neolithic Era and the Transition to Agriculture
The Origins of Agriculture Early Agricultural Society Neolithic Culture
The Origins of Urban Life
Early Societies in southwest Asia and North Africa
The Quest for Order Mesopotamia
"The Land between the Rivers" Egypt
"The Gift of the Nile" The Course of Empire
The Development of Complex Societies Economic Specialization and Trade
The Emergence of Stratified Societies
The Construction of Patriarchal Societies Writing and the Formation of Sophisticated Cultural Traditions
The Origins of Writing Education, Literacy, and Learning
The Origins of Organized Religion
The Broader Influence of Mesopotamian and Egyptian Societies
Mesopotamian Influence on the Hebrews and the Phoenicians Egyptian Influence in Sub-Saharan Africa
Early Society in South Asia and the Indo-European
Migrations Harappan Society Foundations of Harappan Society
Harappan Society and Culture The Indo-European Migrations and Early Aryan India
Indo-European Peoples and Their Migrations
The Aryans and India Vedic Society Origins of the Caste System
The Development of Patriarchal Society Religion in the Vedic Age Aryan Religion
The Blending of Aryan and Dravidian Values
Early Society in East Asia Political Organization in Early China
Early Agricultural Society and the Zia Dynasty
The Shang Dynasty The Zhou Dynasty Society and Family in Ancient China
The Social Order Family and Patriarchy Early Chinese Writing and Cultural Development
Oracle Bones and Early Chinese Writing Thought and Literature in Ancient China
The Broader Influence of Ancient Chinese Society
Chinese Cultivators and Nomadic Peoples of Central Asia
The Southern Expansion of Chinese Society
Early Societies in the Americas and Oceania Early Societies of Mesoamerica
The Olmecs Heirs of the Olmecs
The Maya Mava Society and Religion Heirs of the Olmecs
Teotihuacan Early Societies of South America Early
Andean Society and the Chavin Cult Early Andean States
Mochica Early Societies of Oceania Early Societies in Australia and New Guinea
The Peopling of the Pacific Islands
The formation of classical societies, 500 B.C.E. TO 500 C.E.
The Empires of Persia The Rise and Fall of the Persian Empire
The Achaemenid Empire Decline and Fall of the Achaemenid Empire
The Seleucid, Parthian, and Sasanid Empires Imperial Society and Economy
Social Development in Classicall Persia Economic Foundations of Classical Persia
Religions of Salvation in Classical Persian Society Zarathustra and His Faith Religions of Salvation in a Cosmopolitan Society
The Unification of China In Search of Political and Social Order
Confucius and His School Daoism Legalism
The Unification of China
The Oin Dynasty The Early Han Dynasty From Economic Prosperity to Social Disorder Productivity and Prosperity during the Former Han Economic and Social Difficulties
The Later Han Dynasty
State, Society, and the Quest for Salvation in India
The Fortunes of Empire in Classical India
The Mauryan Dynasty and the Temporary Unification of India
The Revival of Empire under the Guptas Economic Development and Social Distinctions Towns and Trade
Family Life and the Caste System Religions of Salvation in Classical India Jainism and the Challenge to the Established Cultural Order Early Buddhism Mahayana Buddhism
The Emergence of Popular Hinduism
Mediterranean SocietyT
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