Agricultural and Pastoral Societies in Ancient and Classical History

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Michael Adas
Temple University Press, Jan 1, 2001 - History - 363 pages
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Introduces readers to the cross-cultural study of ancient and classical civilizations. The book is divided into two sections, the first examining the ongoing interaction between ancient agrarian and nomadic societies and the second focusing on regional patterns in the dissemination of ideas.
  

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Contents

Shapes of World History in TwentiethCentury Scholarship
3
Agricultural Origins in Global Perspective
36
Nomads and Sedentary Societies in Eurasia
71
Women in Ancient Civilizations
116
Overland Trade and Cultural Interactions in Eurasia
151
The Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas before Contact
183
Sudanic Civilization
224
The Hellenistic Period in World History
275
Southernization
308
Finding Buddhists in Global History
325
About the Contributors
361
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Michael Adas is Abraham E. Voorhees Professor of History and Board of Governors' Chair at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He is the author most recently of Dominance by Design: Technological Imperatives and America's Civilizing Mission.

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