The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World - and Globalization Began - softcover
Author: Valerie Hansen
Year: Feb 2021
Weight: 266 g
When did globalization begin?
Most observers have settled on 1492, the year Columbus discovered America. But as celebrated Yale professor Valerie Hansen shows, it was the year 1000- the 'big bang' of globalization, which ushered in a new era of exploration and trade, and paved the way for Europeans to dominate after Columbus reached America. Drawing on a wide range of new historical sources and cutting-edge archaeology, this compelling revisionist argument introduces players from East Asia, Europe, the Islamic world, the Indian Ocean maritime world, the Pacific and the Mayan worlds, and shows how these encounters set the stage for the globalization that would dominate the world for centuries to come.