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Author Osterhammel, Jürgen.

Title Globalization : a short history / Jürgen Osterhammel, Niels P. Peterson ; translated by Dona Geyer
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2005]


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Description xi, 182 pages ; 23 cm
Contents I. "Globalization" : circumnavigating a term -- II. The dimensions of globalization -- III. The development and establishment of worldwide connections until 1750 -- IV. 1750-1880 : imperialism, industrialization, and free trade -- V. 1880-1945 : global capitalism and global crises -- VI. 1945 to the mid-1970s : globalization split in two -- VII. Conclusion
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Translation of: Geschichte der Globalisierung
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Globalization -- History.
Author Petersson, Niels P.
LC no. 2004058633
ISBN 0691121656 cloth alkaline paper
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Other Titles Geschichte der Globalisierung. English