Globalization: A Short History ebook
by Dona Geyer,Jürgen Osterhammel
This brief book provides an easy-to-read, well-organized addition to the globalization debate that offers a cogent analysis of the macroprocess by elucidating the long and uneven global developments that have brought us to the current er. --Colin Rowan, Journal of World History. Scholars of world history will gain a great deal from this lucid, jargon-free analysis of globalization that is in many ways a most welcomed update of William H. McNeill's The Global Condition.
Globalization: A Short History. by. Jürgen Osterhammel, Dona Geyer (Translator). But is this much-discussed phenomenon really an invention of modern times? In this work, Jrgen Osterhammel and Niels Petersson make the case that "Globalization" has become a popular buzzword for explaining today's world. But is this much-discussed phenomenon really an invention of modern times?
Globalization: a short history. Jürgen Osterhammel, Niels P. Petersson. If globalization represents a "new historical epoch," it must, as this text asserts, have its origins in a history extending much further back than the recent past. With this concise and insightful. Jürgen Osterhammel is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Konstanz. He has published on modern Chinese history, imperialism, and the theory of history. Niels P. Petersson is Senior Lecturer in History at Sheffield Hallam University and has published on imperialism and economic history.
Translated into English by Dona Geyer. Among them are Jürgen Osterhammel and Niels Petersson who use their book Globalization – A Short History to make the point that the global condition and the political and social projects to manage increasing flows are not new but have instead already existed for centuries. The renowned authors describe this historicity using only 150 pages packed with historicity, examples and further reading advice. Princeton University Press, 2005. Jurgen Osterhammel and Niels P. Petersson, translated by Dona Geyer. Arguing that the world did not turn global overnight, the book traces the emergence of globalization over the past seven or eight centuries
Globalization: A Short History. Arguing that the world did not turn global overnight, the book traces the emergence of globalization over the past seven or eight centuries.
Jürgen Osterhammel (born 1952 in Wipperfürth, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German historian specialized in world history
Jürgen Osterhammel (born 1952 in Wipperfürth, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German historian specialized in world history. In 1980 he obtained his P. from the University of Kassel (Germany) in modern history. Two years later he started as a fellow at the German Historical Institute in London.
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have produced a short and extremely helpful introduction to the history of globalization. rightly tries to reach far beyond the more narrow confines of economic history. draw on migration history, the history of slavery and of empires, and. international relations theory.
The authors bridge the gap between academic historians and general readers
The authors bridge the gap between academic historians and general readers. Many will be surprised to learn that at least part of the foundation of globalization as we know it may have been laid as early as the thirteenth-century Mongolian empire.
"Globalization" has become a popular buzzword for explaining today's world. The expression achieved terminological stardom in the 1990s and was soon embraced by the general public and integrated into numerous languages.
But is this much-discussed phenomenon really an invention of modern times? In this work, Jürgen Osterhammel and Niels Petersson make the case that globalization is not so new, after all. 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. Moreover, they demonstrate how globalization in the mid-twentieth century opened up the prospect of global destruction though nuclear war and ecological catastrophe. In the end, the authors write, today's globalization is part of a long-running transformation and has not ushered in a "global age" radically different from anything that came before.
This book will appeal to historians, economists, and anyone in the social sciences who is interested in the historical emergence of globalization.