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Agricultural and pastoral societies in ancient and classical history

Author: Michael Adas; American Historical Association.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2001.
Series: Critical perspectives on the past.
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Introduces readers to the cross-cultural study of ancient and classical civilizations. By highlighting key historical transitions and recurring cultural patterns, this book provides an introduction  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Adas; American Historical Association.
ISBN: 1566398312 9781566398312 1566398320 9781566398329
OCLC Number: 44493265
Description: x, 363 p. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Michael Adas --
Pt. 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 --
Pt. 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 M. Burstein. 9. Southernization / Lynda N. Shaffer.
Series Title: Critical perspectives on the past.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Adas for the American Historical Association.

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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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