Global History: A Short Overview

Global History: A Short Overview

Noel Cowen

This brief e-book deals a transparent and interesting creation to the historical past of humankind, from the earliest pursuits of individuals to the modern epoch of globalization. Cowen lines this complicated historical past in a way which bargains either a compelling narrative and an analytical and comparative therapy. Drawing on a brand new standpoint on international historical past, he lines the intersection of swap in economics, politics and human ideals, interpreting the formation, expansion and bounds of human societies. international heritage indicates how a lot of human background encompasses 3 intersecting forces - buying and selling networks, increasing political empires and crusading creeds.

leaving behind the bounds of a Eurocentric view of the area, the publication deals a couple of clean insights. Its periodization embraces circulation throughout continents and around the millennia. The indigenous American civilizations are incorporated, for example. The booklet additionally levels over the early civilizations of China and Europe in addition to the Russian and Islamic worlds. sleek American and eastern civilizations are, moreover, a spotlight for realization. the writer examines nationwide and neighborhood histories in terms of wider issues, sequences and international trends. In end, he seeks to handle the query of the level to which a world society is starting to crystallize.

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