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Table of contents :
CONTENTS
EARLY SOCIETIES 20,000–700 BCE
Early Humans Shaping the World
The Enigma of the Indus Civilization
The Cradle of Civilization
Egyptian Life and Afterlife
Europe’s Bronze Age Warriors
The Mighty Hittites
Palace Societies of the Aegean
The Intrepid Phoenicians
China’s First Celestial Empire
The Awe-inspiring Gods of the Andes
The Mystical Land of the Olmec
ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS 700 BCE–600 CE
The City-states of Ancient Greece
Celtic Kingdoms
The Great Persian Empire
The Artistic Etruscans
The Splendour of Rome
Foreign Rule in Egypt
India’s First Empires
The Unified Kingdoms of China
Yayoi and Kofun Japan
The First Cities of Mesoamerica
The Mysterious Nazca and Moche
TRADE AND EMPIRE 600–1450
Europe’s Germanic Kingdoms
Viking Traders and Raiders
The Glory of Byzantium
Islamic Courts and Caliphates
Islamic Cultures of Spain and Africa
Norman Crusaders and Conquerors
The Rise of the Holy Roman Empire
Early Kingdoms of Eastern Europe
Empires of the Mongol Khans
Art and Devotion in Classical India
The Dragon Throne of Imperial China
Buddhism in Medieval Japan
Korea’s Golden Kingdoms
Temple Cities of Cambodia
Seljuk and Early Ottoman Realms
Spirit of the American Southwest
The Myth-makers of Mesoamerica
Treasures of the Andes
The Sculptors of Easter Island
ENLIGHTENMENT AND IMPERIALISM 1450–1750
Art and Science in Renaissance Europe
Reformation, War, and Enlightenment
The Height of Ottoman Power
Poetry and Power in the Safavid Empire
Culture in Korea’s Last Dynasty
China’s Age of Prosperity
Last Days of the Samurai
The Majesty of Mughal India
The Rise of the Maratha Empire
The Merchant Empire of Benin
Ethiopia and the Christian World
European Settlers in the New World
INDUSTRY AND INDEPENDENCE 1750–1900
The Birth of the Industrial Age
Revolution and Republic in France
The Decline of the Austrian Empire
Russia Under the Romanovs
The Race for African Empires
The Empire of the Sikhs
Company Rule and the Raj in India
The Reopening of Japan
Unrest in Late Imperial China
Colonial Struggle in Southeast Asia
Pacific Exploration and Expansion
Settlers in Australia and New Zealand
Revolution in Latin America
Tradition and War in North America
The Birth of the United States
A SHRINKING WORLD 1900 TO PRESENT
A Century of Flight
Transport for the Masses
Entertaining the World
Fighting the World Wars
Combating Disease
Life Under the Revolution
The Western Home
Fashion for the People
The Space Age
The Technology of Modern War
Connecting the World
Index
Acknowledgments

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