Bound Together How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization

ISBN-10: 0300136234
ISBN-13: 9780300136234
Edition: 2008
Authors: Nayan Chanda
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 5/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Since humans migrated from Africa and dispersed throughout the world, they have found countless ways and reasons to reconnect with each other. In this entertaining book, Nayan Chanda follows the exploits of traders, preachers, adventurers, and warriors throughout history as they have shaped and reshaped the world. For Chanda, globalization is a process of ever-growing interconnectedness and interdependence that began thousands of years ago and continues to this day with increasing speed and ease. In the end, globalization—from the lone adventurer carving out a new trade route to the expanding ambitions of great empires—is the product of myriad aspirations and apprehensions that define just about every aspect of our lives: what we eat, wear, ride, or possess is the product of thousands of years of human endeavor and suffering across the globe. Chanda reviews and illustrates the economic and technological forces at play in globalization today and concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of how we can and should embrace an inevitably global world.

Introduction
The African Beginning
From Camel Commerce to E-Commerce
The World Inside
Preachers' World
World in Motion
The Imperial Weave
Slaves, Germs, and Trojan Horses
Globalization: From Buzzword to Curse
Who's Afraid of Globalization?
The Road Ahead
Chronology
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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