Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Near East and Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the ancient world in all areas of the globe.
Each volume explores significant civilizations, personalities, cultural and social developments, and scientific achievements in its geographical area. Boxed features include "Link in Time," "Link in Place," "Ancient Weapons," "Turning Points," and "Great Lives." Each volume also includes maps, timelines, and illustrations. A selected glossary, a bibliography, and volume indexes complete the set.
Civilizations of Asia and the Pacific
Aboriginal Peoples; Agriculture; Angkor Wat; Archeological Discoveries; Art and Architecture; Australia
China; Confucianism; Culture and Traditions
India; Indian Ocean Trade; Islam to Asia, Spread of
Khmer Empire; Korea
Language and Literature
Mandate of Heaven; Melaka; Micronesia; Mongols; Monsoons; Myths, Epics, and Sagas
Pax Sinica ; Polynesia
Shinto; Silk Road; Slavery; Society; Spice Trade; Sri Lanka; Sukhotai and Ayudhya
Technology and Inventions; Tools and Weapons