The Cambridge World History

The Cambridge World History

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Cambridge University Press, 11/9/2017
EAN 9781108407748, ISBN10: 1108407749

Paperback, 512 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.3 cm
Language: English

The era from 1400 to 1800 saw intense biological, commercial, and cultural exchanges, and the creation of global connections on an unprecedented scale. Divided into two books, Volume 6 of the Cambridge World History series considers these critical transformations. The first book examines the material and political foundations of the era, including global considerations of the environment, disease, technology, and cities, along with regional studies of empires in the eastern and western hemispheres, crossroads areas such as the Indian Ocean, Central Asia, and the Caribbean, and sites of competition and conflict, including Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Mediterranean. The second book focuses on patterns of change, examining the expansion of Christianity and Islam, migrations, warfare, and other topics on a global scale, and offering insightful detailed analyses of the Columbian exchange, slavery, silver, trade, entrepreneurs, Asian religions, legal encounters, plantation economies, early industrialism, and the writing of history.

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 Ronnie 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.