Globalization in World History - Themes in World History (Hardback)Peter N. Stearns (author)
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In this revised edition of Globalization in World History, Peter Stearns explores the roots of contemporary globalization, examining shifts in the global flow of people, goods and ideas as early as 1000 CE. Exploring how four moments in history have accelerated the process of globalization, Stearns's narrative details how factors such as economics, migration, disease transmission, culture, the environment, and politics have influenced the nature of globalization as we understand it today.
This revised and updated second edition includes:
A broadened discussion of regional reactions to globalization, anchoring the topic in world history and allowing for discussions of nationalism.
A detailed look at the effects of globalization on the environment.
An expanded analysis of athletics, youth culture, and the problems of globalization today.
A supplementary online chapter-by-chapter reading guide, which provides additional background context and support for readers.
With an interdisciplinary approach that links political, sociological, and historical perspectives, Stearns's book provides an ideal overview of the current state of globalization and the historical factors that have shaped it.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
It is rare for erudition and accessibility to be joined as cogently as in Peter Stearns's concise survey of the origins, evolution, and present state of the processes of globalization. His remarkably wide-ranging case examples are woven together in a lively, fast-paced narrative framed by his own interpretations and fair-minded appraisals of key arguments of other major contributors to the field.
Michael Adas, Author of Machines as the Measure of Men and Dominance by Design
A concise introduction both to globalization as a phenomenon in world history and to debates about its timing that makes clear why the latter matters, especially to the students who are the audience of this up-to-date and perceptive survey, and who will experience the benefits and drawbacks of globalization throughout their lives.
Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Editor-in-Chief, Cambridge World History
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