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1. Introduction; David Armitage and Alison Bashford.- PART I: PERIODISING THE PACIFIC.- 2. The Pacific in Indigenous Time; Damon Salesa.- 3. The Pacific Before Empire, c. 1500-1800; Joyce E. Chaplin.- 4. The Age of Empire in the Pacific; Nicholas Thomas.- 5. A Pacific Century?; Akira Iriye.- PART II: CONNECTIONS.- 6. The Environment; Ryan T. Jones.- 7. Movement; Adam McKeown.- 8. The Economy since 1800; Kaoru Sigihara.- PART III: KNOWLEDGES.- 9. Religion; Bronwen Douglas.- 10. Law; Lisa Ford.- 11. Science; Sujit Sivasundaram.- PART IV: IDENTITIES.- 12. Race; James Belich.- 13. Gender; Patricia O'Brien.- 14. Politics; Robert Aldrich.- Afterword: Pacific Crosscurrents; Matt K. Matsuda .- Notes.- Further Reading.- Index.

About the Author

David Armitage is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University, USA. He is the author of The Declaration of Independence: A Global History and Foundations of Modern International Thought, and co-editor of The British Atlantic World, 1500-1800, 2nd edition, and The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, c. 1760-1840.

Alison Bashford is Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at the University of Cambridge, UK. She has taught Pacific and Australian history at the University of Sydney, Australia, and Harvard University, USA. She is the author of, most recently, Global Population: History, Geopolitics and Life on Earth, and co-editor of The Cambridge History of Australia.

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