The Cambridge World History: 7 Volume Set in 9 Pieces
Description: The Cambridge World History is an authoritative new overview of the dynamic field of world history. It covers the whole of human history, not simply history since the development of written records, in an expanded time frame that represents the latest thinking in world and global history. With over two hundred essays, it is the most comprehensive account yet of the human past, and it draws on a broad international pool of leading academics from a wide range of scholarly disciplines. Reflecting the increasing awareness that world history can be examined through many different approaches and at varying geographic and chronological scales, each volume offers regional, topical, and comparative essays alongside case studies that provide depth of coverage to go with the breadth of vision that is the distinguishing characteristic of world history.
Contents: Part I. Historiography, Method, and ThemesPart II. The Palaeolithic and the Beginnings of Human HistoryPart I. Early Cities as Arenas of PerformancePart II. Early Cities and Information TechnologiesPart III. Early Urban LandscapesPart IV. Early Cities and the Distribution of PowerPart V. Early Cities as CreationsPart VI. Early Imperial CitiesPart I. Global HistoriesPart II. Trans-Regional and Regional PerspectivesPart I. Global DevelopmentsPart II. Eurasian CommonalitiesPart III. Growing InteractionsPart IV. Expanding Religious SystemsPart V. State FormationsPart 1Part I. Global MatricesPart II. Macro-Regions.