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

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Yale University Press, 1. 10. 2008 - Počet stran: 416

A wide-ranging and original history of globalization, examining how it has developed and what it means for the future

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.

 

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Obsah

2 From Camel Commerce to ECommerce
35
3 The World Inside
71
4 Preachers World
105
5 World in Motion
145
6 The Imperial Weave
175
7 Slaves Germs and Trojan Horses
209
From Buzzword to Curse
245
9 Whos Afraid of Globalization?
271
10 The Road Ahead
305
Chronology
321
Acknowledgments
331
Notes
335
Index
373
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O autorovi (2008)

Nayan Chanda is director of publications, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, and editor, YaleGlobal Online. He is former editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review and the Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly.

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