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Agricultural and Pastoral Societies in Ancient and Classical History
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Contents Introduction Michael Adas Part I: General Themes 1. Shapes of World History in Twentieth-Century Scholarship Jerry H. Bentley 2. Agricultural Origins in Global Perspective John A. Mears 3. Nomads and Sedentary Societies in Eurasia Peter B. Golden 4. Women in Ancient Civilizations Sarah Shaver Hughes and Brady Hughes 5. The Silk Road: Overland Trade and Cultural Interactions in Eurasia Xinru Liu Part II: Cross-Cultural Themes in Key Global Regions 6. The Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas before Contact John E. Kicza 7. Sudanic Civilization Christopher Ehret 8. The Hellenistic Period in World History Stanley N. Shaffer 9. Southernization Lynda N. Shaffer 10. Finding Buddhists in Global History Jonathan S. Walters About the Contributors

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An in-depth examination of the early history of humankind

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Michael Adas is Abraham Voorhees Professor of History, Rutgers University. CONTRIBUTORS: Introduction - MICHAEL ADAS, Series Editor; JERRY H. BENTLEY, Shapes of World History in Twentieth-Century Scholarship; JOHN MEARS, Agricultural Origins in Global Perspective; PETER GOLDEN, Nomads and Sedentary Societies in Eurasia; SARAH SHAVER HUGHES AND BRADY HUGHES, Women in Ancient Civilizations; XINRU LIU, The Silk Road: Overland Trade and Cultural Interactions in Eurasia; JOHN E. KICZA, The Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas Before Contact; CHRISTOPHER EHRET, Sudanic Civilization; STANLEY BURSTEIN, The Hellenistic Period in World History; LYNDA SHAFFER, Southernization; JONATHAN S. WALTERS, Finding Buddhists in Global History

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"Viewed as a whole, this volume forms a major contribution to the current 'global discourse' in historical scholarship." --Ancient East & West

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