Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization

Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization

by Nayan Chanda
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300112017

ISBN-13: 9780300112016

Pub. Date: 05/28/2007

Publisher: Yale University Press

Since humans migrated from Africa and dispersed throughout the world, they have found countless ways and reasons to reconnect with each other. In this entertaining book, Nayan Chanda follows the exploits of traders, preachers, adventurers, and warriors throughout history as they have shaped and reshaped the world. For Chanda, globalization is a process of

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Since humans migrated from Africa and dispersed throughout the world, they have found countless ways and reasons to reconnect with each other. In this entertaining book, Nayan Chanda follows the exploits of traders, preachers, adventurers, and warriors throughout history as they have shaped and reshaped the world. For Chanda, globalization is a process of ever-growing interconnectedness and interdependence that began thousands of years ago and continues to this day with increasing speed and ease.
In the end, globalization—from the lone adventurer carving out a new trade route to the expanding ambitions of great empires—is the product of myriad aspirations and apprehensions that define just about every aspect of our lives: what we eat, wear, ride, or possess is the product of thousands of years of human endeavor and suffering across the globe. Chanda reviews and illustrates the economic and technological forces at play in globalization today and concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of how we can and should embrace an inevitably global world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300112016
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction....................ix
1 The African Beginning....................1
2 From Camel Commerce to E-Commerce....................35
3 The World Inside....................71
4 Preachers' World....................105
5 World in Motion....................145
6 The Imperial Weave....................175
7 Slaves, Germs, and Trojan Horses....................209
8 Globalization: From Buzzword to Curse....................245
9 Who's Afraid of Globalization?....................271
10 The Road Ahead....................305
Chronology....................321
Acknowledgments....................331
Notes....................335
Index....................373

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