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CONTENTS List of Illustrations List of Maps List of Primary Source Documents Preface Introduction Volume I adornment agriculture architecture art astronomy borders and frontiers building techniques and materials calendars and clocks ceramics and pottery children cities climate and geography clothing and footwear Volume II crafts crime and punishment death/burial practices drama and theater economy education empires and dynasties, rise and fall of employment and labor exploration family festivals food and diet foreigners and barbarians gender structures and roles government organization health/disease household goods illumination Volume III inventions language laws and legal codes literature migration/population movements military money and coinage music natural disasters natural resources: industries and exploitation nomadic and pastoral societies numbers and counting pandemics and epidemics religion and cosmology resistance and dissent roads and bridges sacred sites Volume IV scandals and corruption science seafaring and navigation settlement patterns ships and shipbuilding slaves and slavery social organization and stratification social collapse and abandonment sports and recreation storage and preservation textiles and needlework towns and villages trade and exchange transportation war and conquest weights and measures weaponry and armor writing Glossary Chronology by Region Bibliography Contributors Index
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Civilization, Ancient -- Encyclopedias.