Connectivity in Antiquity: Globalization as a Long-Term Historical Process

Connectivity in Antiquity: Globalization as a Long-Term Historical Process

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Connectivity in Antiquity: Globalization as a Long-Term Historical Process by O S Labianca, Sandra Arnold Scham

Today's political minds assure us that the more connected societies are the less danger they pose to global stability-but is this a new idea or one that is as old as history itself? Trade networks that began as far back as human prehistory were responsible for exchanges of ideas as well as goods and the ripple effects of these networks were the expansionist compulsions of historical States and empires. These papers tell us that the civilizations of the ancient past may have had more in common with modern global enterprises than was ever before imagined. Two concepts that have great immediacy and have now become the current watchwords for the media as well as for academia, globalization and long-term historical processes, are brought together in this interdisciplinary volume of papers based upon Manuel Castells' massive work The Network Society. Oystein S. LaBianca is Professor of Anthropology and Senior Director, International Development Program, at Andrews University, Michigan. Sandra Arnold Scham is Lecturer and Research Development Specialist, Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland and Coordinator, Negev Bedouin Identity Project, Howard University.

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ISBN-13: 9781904768135
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/28/2005
Series: Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology Ser.
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Oystein S. LaBianca is Professor of Anthropology and Senior Director, International Development Program, at Andrews University, Michigan. Sandra Arnold Scham is an archaeologist, the current Washington Correspondent for Archaeology Magazine and the former editor of the journal Near Eastern Archaeology. In addition to teaching the archaeology of the Ancient Near East at the University of Maryland and Catholic University she has also taught at Jerusalem University College in Israel. Sandra has done archaeological work in Israel, Jordan and Southeastern Turkey. For four years between 2001 and 2005, she was the co-director of an Israeli and Palestinian cooperative heritage project funded by the U.S. Department of State-the first such project ever undertaken. From 2008 to 2010 she has been serving as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow in which capacity she is advising the United States Agency for International Development on development strategies in the Middle East and Asia.

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