Jerry H. Bentley: Introduction: The Task of World History Part I: Concepts 1: Michael Bentley: Theories of World History since the Enlightenment 2: Martin W. Lewis: Geographies 3: Luiji Cajani: Periodization 4: Matthew Lauzon: Modernity 5: Jurgen Osterhammel: Globalization 6: Patrick Manning: Epistemology Part II: Themes 7: David Christian: World Environmental History 8: John A. Mears: Agriculture 9: Thomas J. Barfield: Nomadic Pastoralism 10: Charles Tilly: States, State Formation, and War 11: Marnie Hughes-Warrington: Genders 12: Zvi Ben-Dor Benite: Religions and World History 13: Daniel R. Headrick: Technology, Engineering, and Science 14: Kenneth Pomeranz: Advanced Agriculture Part III: Processes 15: Dirk Hoerder: Migrations 16: James D. Tracy: Trade across Eurasia to about 1750 17: Patrick Karl O'Brien: Industrialization 18: J. R. McNeill: Biological Exchanges in World History 19: Jerry H. Bentley: Cultural Exchanges 20: Thomas T. Allsen: Premodern Empires 21: Prasenjit Duara: Modern Imperialism Part IV: Regions 22: Peter C. Perdue: East Asia and Central Eurasia 23: Andre Wink: South Asia and Southeast Asia 24: John Obert Voll: The Middle East in World History 25: Christopher Ehret: Africa in World History: The Long, Long View 26: Bonnie Smith and Donald R. Kelley: Europe and Russia in World History 27: David Abulafia: The Mediterranean Basin 28: Edward J. Davies, II: The Americas, 1450-2000 29: Alan L. Karras: The Atlantic Ocean Basin 30: Paul d'Arcy: Ocenia and Australasia 31: Rainer F. Buschmann: The Pacific Ocean Basin to 1850
Jerry H. Bentley is professor of history at the University of Hawai`i and editor of the Journal of World History. He has written extensively on the cultural history of early modern Europe and on cross-cultural interactions in world history, including Humanists and Holy Writ: New Testament Scholarship in the Renaissance (1983), Politics and Culture in Renaissance Naples (1987). His more recent research has concentrated on global history and particularly on processes of cross-cultural interaction, resulting in Old World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre-Modern Times (1993) and Shapes of World History in Twentieth-Century Scholarship (1996).
an excellent addition to world history ... it should be celebrated as world history's coming of age. * Jon Davidann, World History Connected *