The Cambridge World History Volumes 1-3 - Table of Content

Very exciting new publication. Table of Content. Bolded are the chapters I want to read!


Volume 1. Introducing World History, to 10,000 BCE

1. Introduction and overview David Christian

Part I. Historiography, Method, and Themes:

2. Writing world history Marnie Hughes-Warrington

3. The evolution of world histories Dominic Sachsenmaier

4. Evolution, rupture and periodization Michael Lang

5. From divergence to convergence: centrifugal and centripetal forces in history David Northrup

6. Belief, knowledge and language Luke Clossey

7. Historiography of technology and innovation Daniel R. Headrick

8. Fire and fuel in human history Johan Goudsblom

9. Family history and world history: from domestication to biopolitics Mary Jo Maynes and Ann Waltner

10. Gendered world history Merry Wiesner-Hanks

11. What does anthropology contribute to world history? Jack Goody

12. Migration in human history Patrick Manning

Part II. The Palaeolithic and the Beginnings of Human History:

13. Before the farmers: culture and climate from the emergence of homo sapiens to about ten thousand years ago Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

14. Early humans: tools, language and culture Christopher Ehret

15. Africa from 48,000 to 9500 BCE Christopher Ehret

16. Migration and innovation in palaeolithic Europe John F. Hoffecker

17. Asian palaeolithic dispersals Robin Dennell

18. The pleistocene colonization and occupation of Australasia Peter Hiscock

19. The pleistocene colonization and occupation of the Americas Nicole M. Waguespack.


Volume 2. A World with Agriculture, 12,000 BCE–500 CE

1. Introduction: a world with agriculture Graeme Barker and Candice Goucher

2. Archaeogenetics Maria Pala, Pedro Soares, Gyaneshwer Chaubey and Martin B. Richards

3. Agricultural origins: what linguistic evidence reveals Christopher Ehret

4. What did agriculture do for us? The bioarchaeology of health and diet Charlotte Roberts

5. Communities Amy Bogaard

6. Pastoralism Alan K. Outram

7. Agriculture and urbanism Daphne E. Gallagher and Roderick J. McIntosh

8. Early agriculture in Southwest Asia Alan H. Simmons

9. 'Ain Ghazal, Jordan Gary O. Rollefson

10. Early agriculture in South Asia Eleanor Kingwell-Banham, Cameron A. Petrie and Dorian Q. Fuller

11. Mehrgarh, Pakistan Cameron A. Petrie

12. Early agriculture in China Xinyi Liu, Dorian Q. Fuller and Martin Jones

13. Xinglonggou, China Xinyi Liu, Zhijun Zhao and Guoxiang Liu

14. Early agriculture in Japan Simon Kaner and Kenichi Yano

15. The Nara basin paddies, Japan Kenichi Okada

16. Early agriculture in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Huw Barton

17. Swamp cultivators at Kuk, New Guinea Tim Denham

18. Early agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa to c.500 CE Paul J. Lane

19. The Tichitt tradition in the West African Sahel Kevin C. MacDonald

20. Early agriculture in the Americas Deborah M. Pearsall

21. Nanchoc Valley, Peru Tom D. Dillehay

22. Early agricultural society in Europe Alasdair Whittle

23. Pioneer farmers at Brześć Kujawski, Poland Peter Bogucki and Ryszard Grygiel

Volume 3. Early Cities in Comparative Perspective, 4000 BCE–1200 CE

1. Introduction: a history of the study of early cities Norman Yoffee and Nicola Terrenato

Part I. Early Cities as Arenas of Performance:

2. Ancient Egyptian cities: monumentality and performance John Baines

3. The dedicated city: meaning and morphology in classic Maya urbanism Stephen Houston and Thomas G. Garrison

4. Southeast Asian urbanism: from early city to classical state Miriam Stark

5. Cities as performance arenas John Baines, Miriam Stark, Thomas G. Garrison and Stephen Houston

Part II. Early Cities and Information Technologies:

6. Urbanization and techniques of communication: the case of the rise of the southern Mesopotamian city of Uruk during the fourth millennium BCE Hans Nissen

7. Writing and the city in early China Wang Haicheng

8. Reading early Maya cities: interpreting the role of writing in urbanization Danny Law

9. Inka administration in Tawantinsuyu by means of the knotted-cords Gary Urton

10. Writing and record-keeping in early cities Danny Law, Wang Haicheng, Hans Nissen and Gary Urton

Part III. Early Urban Landscapes:

11. Tiwanaku urban origins: distributed centers and animate landscapes John W. Janusek

12. Mesopotamian cities and urban process, 3500–1600 BCE Geoff Emberling

13. Teotihuacan: an early urban center in its regional context Sarah C. Clayton

14. Urban landscapes: transforming spaces and reshaping communities Geoff Emberling, Sarah C. Clayton and John W. Janusek

Part IV. Early Cities and the Distribution of Power:

15. Ancient South Asian cities in their regions Carla M. Sinopoli

16. Greek cities in the first millennium BCE Ian Morris and Alex R. Knodell

17. Different cities: Jenne-jeno and African urbanism Roderick J. McIntosh

18. The distribution of power: hierarchy and its discontents Carla M. Sinopoli, Roderick J. McIntosh, Ian Morris and Alex R. Knodell

Part V. Early Cities as Creations:

19. Baghdad, an imperial foundation (762–836 CE) Françoise Micheau

20. Jerusalem: capital city created in stone and in imagination Ann E. Killebrew

21. City of earth and wood: New Cahokia and its material-historical implications Timothy Pauketat, Susan M. Alt and Jeffery D. Kruchten

22. Imagined cities Timothy R. Pauketat, Ann E. Killebrew and Françoise Micheau

Part VI. Early Imperial Cities:

23. Neo-Assyrian capital cities: from imperial headquarters to cosmopolitan cities Adelheid Otto

24. Mexico-Tenochtitlan: origin and transformations of the last Mesoamerican imperial city Gerardo Gutiérrez

25. The archetypal imperial city: the rise of Rome and the burdens of empire Nicola Terrenato

26. Imperial cities Nicola Terrenato, Gerardo Gutierrez and Adelheid Otto

27. Conclusion: the meanings of early cities Norman Yoffee.

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