Why have some cities become great global urban centers, and what cities will be future leaders? On one or two occasions, their perspective does seem to be a little Eurocentric. Trade — Routes such as the silk road linking China with the Mediterranean, the shipping lanes between Arabia and India, and the caravan routes between the Near East and North Africa enabled the spread of people, goods and ideas. Combining factual information with a critical approach, which probes the nature of culture and identity, this concise yet authoritative account paints a graphic picture of an area stretching from the Indian Ocean to the Himalayan mountains. For this stunning new volume, photographer William Hubbell has turned his lens toward New England's ubiquitous stone walls. The periodization of the book's chapters divides the globalizing processes into four Eurocentric epochs.
Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Today's globalization debates pit neoliberals, who favour even deeper integration into the global economy, against neo-mercantilists, who call for a relatively selective approach to globalization and the return to more interventionist industrial policies. Today we live on a planet characterized by globalization or the ever more complex economic, cultural, technological, and environmental interdependence among all people everywhere. Globalization goes back much farther than the creation of the Internet and the development of modern trade relationships; it goes back to the barbarians. World Culture The invention of the printing press in the 1400s made possible an information revolution in which ideas spread with unprecedented facility and with a speed that increased over the centuries. Furthermore, the Industrial Revolution was not a single global process but instead many processes. 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 new edition updates discussions of global history and African history based on current studies and new developments that have been factored into the interpretive framework. Efforts to reconstruct the prewar global economy also encountered opposition in such forms as demand stagnation, government control of economies and the collapse of the gold standard. Responsibility: Jürgen Osterhammel and Niels P. This book will appeal to historians, economists, and anyone in the social sciences who is interested in the historical emergence of globalization. Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. If it was a revolution, it was a slow-moving one.
Its aim is to provide a brief introduction to the history of globalization, stretching back into the Middle Ages, in around 150 pages. . Although the globalization of traded goods long preceded the industrial era, industrialization really reshaped whole societies, not just the tastes of upper-income groups. The Sultan and the Chinese court had little interest in events in Europe or elsewhere. They participate in collective movements or networks to take advantage of new conditions, and often their demise or withdrawal from a global orientation is also experienced jointly with other cities as circumstances change, affecting many at once.
Globalization A Short History by Jürgen Osterhammel and Niels P. The premodern period saw technological advances that allowed trade and communication to flourish. The gold standard removed most currency and infl ation risk, and in turn dictated decisions about economic policy. Inspection copies are only available to verified university faculty. Steger is a masterful guide through the complex morass of issues concerning globalization. What light can global cities of times past shed on the likely character and duration of future global cities? Throughout the world, demand grew for Western goods, especially the heavy artillery produced by European arms manufacturers. .
Each chapter of the book can be quickly broken down and understood through the authors' format, which expedites outlining and digestion of the frankly written arguments. Book Description: Why have some cities become great global urban centers, and what cities will be future leaders? The main flaw of the book, it seems to me, is the fact that its narrative ends some time in the mid-1970s. British citizens invested in foreign securities, exporting capital to meet the demand for European industrial products, technology and labor. In the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, navies and merchant marines became essential components of the modern state. These were the preconditions for successive waves of cities to become substantially more.
For a religion to provide a basis for political stability, believers must make pilgrimages to holy sites, and abide by certain rituals and life rules. Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. By this point in history, in the late eighteenth century, national governments had become much more effective at managing global trade and reducing the dangers involved in carrying it out, while transport was becoming ever more reliable. Shipping became a major sector of the economy. Cities rarely break out into international and global activity by themselves. While civilizations have always interacted, the stability and scale of western Europe's post-Columbian global networks of trade, migration, and cultural exchange differed qualitatively enough to count as the first stirrings of a globalization that continues to this day.
What kinds of leadership can make these cities competitive and resilient? We have not found any description on this book! Meanwhile, plants such as potatoes, tomatoes and peppers traveled to Europe. It is by its nature a dynamic topic. For example, the colonies that revolted against Spain sought new links with Britain. He has published on modern Chinese history, imperialism, and the theory of history. It is a concise and, especially noteworthy, a precise essay on the time and place of globalization. This is the highly anticipated English edition of the spectacularly successful and critically acclaimed German book, which is also being translated into Chinese, Polish, Russian, and French.
It was seemingly happening all around them—economically, culturally, and environmentally—and, as shown in Globalization: A Short History, the patterns have been developing over centuries. The expression achieved terminological stardom in the 1990s and was soon embraced by the general public and integrated into numerous languages. Europeans brought horses and guns to the New World, making the Plains buffalo culture of the Sioux, Kiowa and other tribes possible. . Moreover, they demonstrate how globalization in the mid-twentieth century opened up the prospect of global destruction though nuclear war and ecological catastrophe.
The book draws on a life-time of deep research while engaging vibrantly with a fast-changing world. During this period, integration was strengthening, but usually within already existing empires, religious ecumenes and trading networks. Please or to access full text content. . . Only the Europeans aggressively sent travelers to learn about the other centers. .