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The Cambridge World History (9-Volume Set)

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Series: The Cambridge World History

By: Merry E Wiesner-Hanks(Editor)

5297 pages, 429 b/w illustrations, 166 maps, 48 tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jun 2018 | #236658 | ISBN-13: 9781108407816
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Hardback | Apr 2015 | #236657 | ISBN-13: 9781107107724
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The Cambridge World History is an authoritative new overview of the dynamic field of world history. It covers the whole of human history, not simply history since the development of written records, in an expanded time frame that represents the latest thinking in world and global history. With over two hundred essays, it is the most comprehensive account yet of the human past, and it draws on a broad international pool of leading academics from a wide range of scholarly disciplines. Reflecting the increasing awareness that world history can be examined through many different approaches and at varying geographic and chronological scales, each volume offers regional, topical, and comparative essays alongside case studies that provide depth of coverage to go with the breadth of vision that is the distinguishing characteristic of world history.


The Cambridge World History, Volume 1: Introducing World History (to 10,000 BCE)
The Cambridge World History, Volume 2: A World with Agriculture, 12,000 BCE-500 CE
The Cambridge World History, Volume 3: Early Cities in Comparative Perspective, 4000 BCE-1200 CE
The Cambridge World History, Volume 4: A World with States, Empires and Networks, 1200 BCE–900 CE
The Cambridge World History, Volume 5: Expanding Webs of Exchange and Conflict, 500 CE–1500 CE
The Cambridge World History, Volume 6: The Construction of a Global World, 1400-1800 CE, Part 1, Foundations
The Cambridge World History, Volume 6: The Construction of a Global World, 1400-1800 C.E., Part 2, Patterns of Change
The Cambridge World History, Volume 7: Production, Destruction and Connection, 1750–Present, Part 1: Structures, Spaces, and Boundary Making
The Cambridge World History, Volume 7: Production, Destruction and Connection, 1750–Present, Part 2: Shared Transformations?

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Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She began her scholarly career as a historian of early modern Europe, with a particular focus on women and gender, and remains a leader in that field, serving as the president of three scholarly societies and since 1996 as the Senior Editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal. Since 2000 she has also moved into world and global history, and now serves as one of the editors of the Journal of Global History. She is the author or editor of twenty books and many articles that have appeared in English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Greek, Chinese, Turkish, and Korean. These include Early Modern Europe 1450-1789, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2013), Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, 3rd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2008), Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World: Regulating Desire, Reforming Practice, 2nd edition (2010) and Gender in History: Global Perspectives, 2nd edition (2010). Her research has been supported by grants from the Fulbright and Guggenheim Foundations, among others.

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