The essential resource for history enthusiasts (2015)

Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Editor-in-Chief


Published: Cambridge University Press

Date: 2015

VOLUME I Introducing World History, to 10,000 BCE Edited by David Christian; 494 pages VOLUME II A World with Agriculture, 12,000 BCE–500 CE Edited by Graeme Barker and Candice Goucher; 638 pages VOLUME III Early Cities in Comparative Perspective, 4000 BCE–1200 CE Edited by Norman Yoffee; 573 pages VOLUME IV A World with States, Empires and Networks, 1200 BCE–900 CE Edited by Craig Benjamin; 711 pages VOLUME V Expanding Webs of Exchange and Conflict, 500 CE–1500 CE Edited by Benjamin Z. Kedar and Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks; 724 pages VOLUME VI - PARTS 1 & 2 The Construction of a Global World, 1400–1800 CE: Foundations & Patterns of Change Edited by Jerry H. Bentley, Sanjay Subrahmanyam and Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks; 509 pages (Part 1), 492 pages (Part 2) VOLUME VII – PARTS 1 & 2 Production, Destruction and Connection, 1750–Present: Structures, Spaces and Boundary Making & Shared Transformations? Edited by John McNeill and Kenneth Pomeranz; 656 pages (Part 1), 549 pages (Part 2)

The Cambridge World History is the most comprehensive account yet of the human past and includes contributions from an international pool of leading academics from a range of scholarly disciplines. Reflecting the diverse approaches through which history can be examined, each volume features regional, topical and comparative overviews, as well as case studies. In addition, there are more than 400 photographs and illustrations, over 150 maps, 48 statistical tables plus footnotes and suggestions for further reading. Each book also includes a full index. ‘The series provides an overview of the dynamic field of world history in seven volumes over nine books’ Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Editor-in-Chief. • Almost 200 essays • 7 volumes over 9 books • Each volume fully indexed • Each book measures 9¼" × 6" • 429 black & white illustrations • 166 maps • 48 tables



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