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The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History, 4th Edition
I. The Emergence of Human Communities, to 500 B.C.E.
1. Nature, Humanity, and History, to 3500 B.C.E.
* African Genesis
* History and Culture in the Ice Age
* The Agricultural Revolutions
* Life in Neolithic Communities
* Diversity and Dominance: Cave Art
* Environment and Technology: The Iceman
2. The First River-Valley Civilizations, 3500-1500 B.C.E.
* Mesopotamia
* Egypt
* The Indus Valley Civilization
* Comparative Perspectives
* Diversity and Dominance: Violence and Order in the Babylonian New Year's Festival * Environment and Technology: Environmental Stress in the Indus Valley 3. New Civilizations in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, 2200-250 B.C.E. * Early China, 2000-221 B.C.E.

* Nubia, 3100 B.C.E.-350 C.E.
* Celtic Europe, 1000-50 B.C.E.
* First Civilizations of the Americas: The Olmec and Chavín, 1200-250 B.C.E. * Comparative Perspectives
* Environment and Technology: Divination in Ancient Societies * Diversity and Dominance: Human Nature and Good Government in the Analects of Confucius and the Legalist Writings of Han Fei 4. The Mediterranean and Middle East, 2000-500 B.C.E.

* The Cosmopolitan Middle East, 1700-1100 B.C.E.
* The Aegean World, 2000-1100 B.C.E.
* The Assyrian Empire, 911-612 B.C.E.
* Israel, 2000-500 B.C.E.
* Phoenicia and the Mediterranean, 1200-500 B.C.E.
* Failure and Transformation, 750-550 B.C.E.
* Diversity and Dominance: Protests Against the Ruling Class in Israel and Babylonia * Environment and Technology: Ancient Textiles and Dyes
* Issues in World History: Animal Domestication
II. The Formation of New Cultural Communities, 1000 B.C.E.-400 C.E. 5. Greece and Iran, 1000-30 B.C.E.
* Ancient Iran, 1000-500 B.C.E.
* The Rise of the Greeks, 1000-500 B.C.E.
* The Struggle of Persia and Greece, 546-323 B.C.E.
* The Hellenistic Synthesis, 323-30 B.C.E.
* Comparative Perspectives
* Diversity and Dominance: Persian and Greek Perceptions of Kingship * Material Culture: Wine and Beer in the Ancient World
* Environment and Technology: Ancient Astronomy
6. An Age of Empires: Rome and Han China, 753 B.C.E.-330 C.E. * Rome's Creation of a Mediterranean Empire, 753 B.C.E.-330 C.E. * The Origins of Imperial China, 221 B.C.E.-220 C.E
* Comparative Perspectives
* Diversity and Dominance: The Treatment of Slaves in Rome and China * Environment and Technology: Water Engineering in Rome and China 7. India and Southeast Asia, 1500 B.C.E.-1025 C.E.
* Foundations of Indian Civilization, 1500 B.C.E.-300 C.E. * Imperial Expansion and Collapse, 324 B.C.E.-650 C.E.
* Southeast Asia, 50-1025 C.E.
* Comparative Perspectives
* Environment and Technology: Indian Mathematics
* Diversity and Dominance: Relations Between Women and Men in the Kama Sutra and the Arthashastra * Issues in World History: Oral Societies and the Consequences of Literacy III. Growth and Interaction of Cultural Communities, 300 B.C.E. -1200 C.E. 8. Networks of Communication and Exchange, 300 B.C.E.-1100 C.E. * The Silk Road

* The Indian Ocean Maritime System
* Routes Across the Sahara
* Sub-Saharan Africa
* The Spread of Ideas
* Diversity and Dominance: Travel Accounts of Africa and India * Environment and Technology: Camel Saddles
9. The Sasanid Empire and the Rise of Islam, 200-1200
* The Sasanid Empire, 224-651
* The Origins of Islam
* The Rise and Fall of the Caliphate, 632-1258
* Islamic Civilization
* Comparative Perspectives
* Diversity and Dominance: Secretaries, Turks, and Beggars * Environment and Technology: Chemistry
* Material Culture: Head Coverings
10. Christian Societies Emerge in Europe, 300-1200
* The Byzantine Empire, 300-1200
* Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000
* The Western Church
* Kievan Russia, 900-1200
*...
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