The Cambridge World History Volumes 4-6 - Table of Content

Volume 4. A World with States, Empires and Networks 1200 BCE–900 CE

1. Introduction: the world from 1200 BCE to 900 CE Craig Benjamin

Part I. Global Histories:

2. Global economic history Sitta von Reden

3. The gendering of power in the family and the state Scott Wells and Ping Yao

4. Slavery Peter Hunt

5. The axial age in world history Björn Wittrock

6. Developments in science and technology c.800 BCE to c.800 CE Helmuth Schneider

7. Discourses on gender and sexuality Scott Wells and Ping Yao

8. Art Robert Bagley

9. Pastoral nomads Tim May

Part II. Trans-Regional and Regional Perspectives:

10. Western and Central Eurasia Touraj Daryaee

11. Regional study: Bactria - the crossroads of ancient Eurasia Jeffrey Lerner

12. The Mediterranean Craig Benjamin and Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

13. Regional study: Athens in the fifth century BCE William Morison

14. Late antiquity in Europe c.300–900 CE Charles F. Pazdernik

15. East Asia Charles Holcombe

16. Regional study: Confucianism and the state Xinzhong Yao

17. Regional study: exchanges within the Silk Roads world system Xinru Liu

18. South Asia Shonaleeka Kaul

19. Regional study: Pataliputra Shonaleeka Kaul

20. The Americas Erica Begun and Janet Brashler

21. Regional study: Chaco culture and the US Southwest Stephen H. Lekson

22. Australasia and the Pacific Ian J. McNiven

23. Africa: states, empires, and connections Stanley Burstein

24. Regional study: trans-Saharan trade Ralph Austen.


Volume 5. Expanding Webs of Exchange and Conflict, 500CE–1500CE

1. Introduction Benjamin Z. Kedar and Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Part I. Global Developments:

2. Humans and the environment: tension and co-evolution Joachim Radkau

3. Women, family, gender, and sexuality Susan Stuard

4. Society: hierarchy and solidarity Susan Reynolds

5. Educational institutions Linda Walton

6. Warfare Clifford Rogers

Part II. Eurasian Commonalities:

7. Courtly cultures: Western Europe, Byzantium, the Islamic world, India, China, and Japan Patrick Geary, Daud Ali, Paul S. Atkins, Michael Cooperson, Rita Costa Gomes, Paul Dutton, Gert Melville, Claudia Rapp, Karl-Heinz Spieß, Stephen West and Pauline Yu

8. The age of trans-regional reorientations: cultural crystallization and transformation in the tenth to thirteenth centuries Björn Wittrock

Part III. Growing Interactions:

9. Trade and commerce across Afro-Eurasia Richard Smith

10. European and Mediterranean trade networks Michel Balard

11. Trading partners across the Indian Ocean: the making of maritime communities Himanshu Ray

12. Technology and innovation within expanding webs of exchange Dagmar Schaefer and Marcus Popplow

13. The transmission of science and philosophy Charles Burnett

14. Pastoral nomadic migrations and conquests Anatoly Khazanov

Part IV. Expanding Religious Systems:

15. The centrality of Islamic civilization Michael Cook

16. Christendom's regional systems Miri Rubin

17. The spread of Buddhism Tansen Sen

Part V. State Formations:

18. State formation and empire building Johann Arnason

19. State formation in China from the Sui through the Song dynasties Richard von Glahn

20. The Mongol empire and inter-civilizational exchange Michal Biran

21. Byzantium Jean-Claude Cheynet

22. Early polities of the Western Sudan David Conrad

23. Mesoamerican state formation in the postclassic period Michael E. Smith

24. State and religion in the Inca empire Sabine MacCormack

25. 'Proto-globalization' and 'proto-glocalizations' in the middle millennium Diego Olstein


Volume 6. The Construction of a Global World, 1400–1800 CE

Part 1. Foundations

1. Introduction Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Part I. Global Matrices:

2. 'Exhausting the earth': environment and history in the early modern world Robert Marks

3. Globalization of disease, 1300–1900 James Webb

4. Technological transitions Francesca Bray

5. Patterns of urbanization, 1400–1800 Peter Burke

6. Gender and sexuality Merry Wiesner-Hanks

Part II. Macro-Regions:

7. Eurasia after the Mongols Thomas T. Allsen

8. Continuity and change in the Indian Ocean basin Jos Gommans

9. The Americas in the age of indigenous empires Matthew Restall

10. Africa in world history, 1400–1800 Ray A. Kea

Part III. Large-Scale Political Formations:

11. The Iberian empires, 1400–1800 Jorge Flores

12. Imperial competition in Eurasia: Russia and China Laura Hostetler

13. The Islamic empires of the early modern world Giancarlo Casale

Part IV. Crossroads Regions:

14. Crossroads region: Central Asia Morris Rossabi

15. Crossroads region: Southeast Asia Michael Laffan

16. The Caribbean region: crucible for modern world history Alan Karras

17. Crossroads region: the Mediterranean Filippo de Vivo

Part V. Overview:

18. Political trajectories compared Jack Goldstone.


Volume 6. The Construction of a Global World, 1400–1800 CE

Part 2. Patterns of Change

Part I. Migrations and Encounters:

1. Global migrations Dirk Hoerder

2. Patterns of warfare, 1400–1800 Jeremy Black

3. The first global dialogues: inter-cultural relations, 1400–1800 John E. Wills, Jr

4. Legal encounters and the origins of global law Lauren Benton and Adam Clulow

Part II. Trade, Exchange, and Production:

5. The Columbian exchange Noble David Cook

6. The slave trade and the African diaspora John Thornton

7. The organization of trade in Europe and Asia, 1400–1800 Francesca Trivellato

8. Entrepreneurs, families and companies Charles H. Parker

9. Silver in global context, 1400–1800 Dennis O. Flynn

10. Dutch and English trade to the east: the Indian Ocean and the Levant, to about 1700 James D. Tracy

11. Plantation societies Trevor Burnard

12. Industrious revolutions in early modern world history R. Bin Wong and Kaoru Sugihara

Part III. Religion and Religious Change:

13. The scholarly discovery of religion in early modern times Guy Stroumsa

14. Christianity in Europe and overseas R. Po-Chia Hsia

15. Islam in the early modern world Nile Greene

16. Religious change in East Asia Eugenio Menegon and Gina Cogan

Part IV. Questions of Method:

17. On early modern historiography Sanjay Subrahmanyam

18. Microhistory and world history Carlo Ginzburg.

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