Prologue: Primary Sources and How to Read Them.
Part I: THE ANCIENT WORLD.
1. The First Civilizations.
2. Newcomers: From Nomads to Settlers.
3. Transcendental Reality: Developing the Spiritual Traditions of India and and Southwest Asia: 800–200 B.C.E.
4. The Secular Made Sacred: Developing the Humanistic Traditions of China and Hellas: 600–200 B.C.E.
5. Regional Empires and Afro-Eurasian Interchange, 300 B.C.E.–500 C.E.
Part II: FAITH, DEVOTION, AND SALVATION: WORLD RELIGIONS TO 1500.
6. Universal Religions of Salvation in an Uncertain World: 1–600 C.E.
7. Islam: Universal Submission to God.
Part III: CONTINUITY, CHANGE, AND INTERCHANGE: 500–1500.
8. Asia: Change in the Context of Tradition.
9. Two Christian Civilizations: Byzantium and Western Europe.
10. Africa and the Americas.
11. Adventurers, Merchants, Diplomats, Pilgrims, and Missionaries: A Half Millennium of Travel and Encounter: 1000–1500.