Globalization: A Short History

Globalization: A Short History

by Jurgen Osterhammel, Niels P. Petersson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691121656

ISBN-13: 9780691121659

Pub. Date: 04/11/2005

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"Arguing that the world did not turn "global" overnight, the book traces the emergence of globalization over the past seven or eight centuries. In fact, the authors write, the phenomenon can be traced back to early modern large-scale trading, for example, the silk trade between China and the Mediterranean region, the shipping routes between the Arabian Peninsula and…  See more details below

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"Arguing that the world did not turn "global" overnight, the book traces the emergence of globalization over the past seven or eight centuries. In fact, the authors write, the phenomenon can be traced back to early modern large-scale trading, for example, the silk trade between China and the Mediterranean region, the shipping routes between the Arabian Peninsula and India, and the more frequently traveled caravan routes of the Near East and North Africa - all conduits for people, goods, coins, artwork, and ideas." "Osterhammel and Petersson argue that the period from 1750 to 1880 - an era characterized by the development of free trade and the long-distance impact of the industrial revolution - represented an important phase in the globalization phenomenon." This book will appeal to historians, economists, and anyone in the social sciences who is interested in the historical emergence of globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691121659
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/11/2005
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

I"Globalization" : circumnavigating a term1
IIThe dimensions of globalization13
IIIThe development and establishment of worldwide connections until 175031
IV1750-1880 : imperialism, industrialization, and free trade57
V1880-1945 : global capitalism and global crises81
VI1945 to the mid-1970s : globalization split in two113
VIIConclusion141

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