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A Big History of Globalization

The Emergence of a Global World System

  • Julia Zinkina
  • David Christian
  • Leonid Grinin
  • Ilya Ilyin
  • Alexey Andreev
  • Ivan Aleshkovski
  • Sergey Shulgin
  • Andrey Korotayev

Part of the World-Systems Evolution and Global Futures book series (WSEGF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Julia Zinkina, David Christian, Leonid Grinin, Ilya Ilyin, Alexey Andreev, Ivan Aleshkovski et al.
    Pages 1-7
  3. Julia Zinkina, David Christian, Leonid Grinin, Ilya Ilyin, Alexey Andreev, Ivan Aleshkovski et al.
    Pages 9-23
  4. Julia Zinkina, David Christian, Leonid Grinin, Ilya Ilyin, Alexey Andreev, Ivan Aleshkovski et al.
    Pages 25-49
  5. Julia Zinkina, David Christian, Leonid Grinin, Ilya Ilyin, Alexey Andreev, Ivan Aleshkovski et al.
    Pages 51-69
  6. Julia Zinkina, David Christian, Leonid Grinin, Ilya Ilyin, Alexey Andreev, Ivan Aleshkovski et al.
    Pages 71-86
  7. Julia Zinkina, David Christian, Leonid Grinin, Ilya Ilyin, Alexey Andreev, Ivan Aleshkovski et al.
    Pages 87-103
  8. Julia Zinkina, David Christian, Leonid Grinin, Ilya Ilyin, Alexey Andreev, Ivan Aleshkovski et al.
    Pages 105-121
  9. Julia Zinkina, David Christian, Leonid Grinin, Ilya Ilyin, Alexey Andreev, Ivan Aleshkovski et al.
    Pages 123-152
  10. Julia Zinkina, David Christian, Leonid Grinin, Ilya Ilyin, Alexey Andreev, Ivan Aleshkovski et al.
    Pages 153-181
  11. Julia Zinkina, David Christian, Leonid Grinin, Ilya Ilyin, Alexey Andreev, Ivan Aleshkovski et al.
    Pages 183-193
  12. Julia Zinkina, David Christian, Leonid Grinin, Ilya Ilyin, Alexey Andreev, Ivan Aleshkovski et al.
    Pages 195-224
  13. Julia Zinkina, David Christian, Leonid Grinin, Ilya Ilyin, Alexey Andreev, Ivan Aleshkovski et al.
    Pages 225-233
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 235-284

About this book

Introduction

This book presents the history of globalization as a network-based story in the context of Big History. Departing from the traditional historic discourse, in which communities, cities, and states serve as the main units of analysis, the authors instead trace the historical emergence, growth, interconnection, and merging of various types of networks that have gradually encompassed the globe. They also focus on the development of certain ideas, processes, institutions, and phenomena that spread through those networks to become truly global. 

The book specifies five macro-periods in the history of globalization and comprehensively covers the first four, from roughly the 9th – 7th millennia BC to World War I. For each period, it identifies the most important network-related developments that facilitated (or even spurred on) such transitions and had the greatest impacts on the history of globalization.  

By analyzing the world system's transition to new levels of complexity and connectivity, the book provides valuable insights into the course of Big History and the evolution of human societies.


Keywords

History of Globalization Big History World System Ancient Globalization Global Networks

Authors and affiliations

  • Julia Zinkina
    • 1
  • David Christian
    • 2
  • Leonid Grinin
    • 3
  • Ilya Ilyin
    • 4
  • Alexey Andreev
    • 5
  • Ivan Aleshkovski
    • 6
  • Sergey Shulgin
    • 7
  • Andrey Korotayev
    • 8
  1. 1.Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public AdministrationMoskowRussia
  2. 2.Macquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Higher School of EconomicsNational Research UniversityMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  5. 5.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  6. 6.Faculty of Global StudiesMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  7. 7.Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public AdministrationMoscowRussia
  8. 8.Higher School of EconomicsNational Research UniversityMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05707-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05706-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05707-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-0985
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-0993
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