1. The Peopling of the World, to 4000 B.C.E.2. The First Complex Societies in the Eastern Mediterranean, ca. 4000–550 B.C.E.3. Ancient India and the Rise of Buddhism, 2600 B.C.E.–100 C.E.4. Blueprint for Empire: China, 1200 B.C.E.–220 C.E.5. The Americas and the Islands of the Pacific, to 1200 C.E.6. New Empires in Iran and Greece, 2000 B.C.E.–651 C.E.7. The Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity, 509 B.C.E.–476 C.E.8. The Silk Routes: Hindu and Buddhist States and Societies in Asia, 100–1000.9. Islamic Empires of Western Asia and Africa, 600–1258.10. The Multiple Centers of Europe, 500–1000.11. Expanding Trade Networks in Africa and India, 1000–1500.12. China‘s Commercial Revolution, ca. 900–1276.13. Europe‘s Commercial Revolution, 1000–1400.14. The Mongols and Their Successors, 1200–1500.15. Maritime Expansion in the Atlantic World, 1400–1600.16. Maritime Expansion in Afro-Eurasia, 1500–1700.17. Religion, Politics, and the Balance of Power in Western Eurasia, 1500–1750.18. Empires, Colonies, and Peoples of the Americas, 1600–1750.19. The Atlantic System: Africa, the Americas, and Europe, 1550–1807.20. Empires in Early Modern Asia, 1650–1837.21. European Science and the Foundations of Modern Imperialism, 1600–1820.22. Revolutions in the West, 1750–1830.23. The Industrial Revolution and European Politics, 1765–1880.24. The Challenge of Modernity in China, Japan, and India, 1800–1910.25. State Building and Social Change in the Americas, 1830–1910.26. The New Imperialism in Africa and Southeast Asia, 1830–1914.27. War, Revolution, and Global Uncertainty, 1905–1928.28. Responses to Global Crisis, 1920–1939.29. The Second World War and the Origins of the Cold War, 1939–1949.30. The Cold War and Decolonization, 1949–1975.31. Toward a New World Order, 1975–2000.32. Voyage into the Twenty-First Century.