The Cambridge World History: Volume V: Expanding Webs of Exchange and Conflict, 500 CE–1500 CE

The Cambridge World History: Volume V: Expanding Webs of Exchange and Conflict, 500 CE–1500 CE

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Cambridge University Press, 11/9/2017
EAN 9781108407724, ISBN10: 1108407722

Paperback, 748 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 4.3 cm
Language: English

Volume 5 of the Cambridge World History series uncovers the cross-cultural exchange and conquest, and the accompanying growth of regional and trans-regional states, religions, and economic systems, during the period 500 to 1500 CE. The volume begins by outlining a series of core issues and processes across the world, including human relations with nature, gender and family, social hierarchies, education, and warfare. Further essays examine maritime and land-based networks of long-distance trade and migration in agricultural and nomadic societies, and the transmission and exchange of cultural forms, scientific knowledge, technologies, and text-based religious systems that accompanied these. The final section surveys the development of centralized regional states and empires in both the eastern and western hemispheres. Together these essays by an international team of leading authors show how processes furthering cultural, commercial, and political integration within and between various regions of the world made this millennium a 'proto-global' era.

1. Introduction Benjamin Z. Kedar and Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
Part I. Global Developments
2. Humans and the environment
tension and co-evolution Joachim Radkau
3. Women, family, gender, and sexuality Susan Stuard
4. Society
hierarchy and solidarity Susan Reynolds
5. Educational institutions Linda Walton
6. Warfare Clifford Rogers
Part II. Eurasian Commonalities
7. Courtly cultures
Western Europe, Byzantium, the Islamic world, India, China, and Japan Patrick Geary, Daud Ali, Paul S. Atkins, Michael Cooperson, Rita Costa Gomes, Paul Dutton, Gert Melville, Claudia Rapp, Karl-Heinz Spieß, Stephen West and Pauline Yu
8. The age of trans-regional reorientations
cultural crystallization and transformation in the tenth to thirteenth centuries Björn Wittrock
Part III. Growing Interactions
9. Trade and commerce across Afro-Eurasia Richard Smith
10. European and Mediterranean trade networks Michel Balard
11. Trading partners across the Indian Ocean
the making of maritime communities Himanshu Ray
12. Technology and innovation within expanding webs of exchange Dagmar Schaefer and Marcus Popplow
13. The transmission of science and philosophy Charles Burnett
14. Pastoral nomadic migrations and conquests Anatoly Khazanov
Part IV. Expanding Religious Systems
15. The centrality of Islamic civilization Michael Cook
16. Christendom's regional systems Miri Rubin
17. The spread of Buddhism Tansen Sen
Part V. State Formations
18. State formation and empire building Johann Arnason
19. State formation in China from the Sui through the Song dynasties Richard von Glahn
20. The Mongol empire and inter-civilizational exchange Michal Biran
21. Byzantium Jean-Claude Cheynet
22. Early polities of the Western Sudan David Conrad
23. Mesoamerican state formation in the postclassic period Michael E. Smith
24. State and religion in the Inca empire Sabine MacCormack
25. 'Proto-globalization' and 'proto-glocalizations' in the middle millennium Diego Holstein.