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by Stephen Richards Graubard

Introduction: Paths to Early Modernities? A Comparative View

by Shmuel N. Eisenstadt and Wolfgang Schluchter

Early Modernities: Varieties and Transitions

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India in the Vernacular Millennium: Literary Culture and Polity, 1000–1500

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Hearing Voices: Vignettes of Early Modernity in South Asia, 1400–1750

by Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Territoriality and Collective Identity in Tokugawa Japan

by David L. Howell

Public Life in Authoritarian Japan

by Mary Elizabeth Berry

Boundaries of the Public Sphere in Ming and Qing China

by Frederic Wakeman, Jr.

Territorial Order and Collective Identity Tensions in Confucian Asia: China, Vietnam, Korea

by Alexander Woodside

Cosmopolitans, Patriots, Jacobins, and Romantics

by Bernhard Giesen

State and Public Sphere in Spain during the Ancient Regime

by Víctor Pérez-Díaz