Considering the ways in which the ‘global turn’ is changing the theory and practice of historical disciplines, Explorations in History and Globalization engages with the concept and methodology of globalization, challenging traditional divisions of space and time to offer a range of perspectives on how globalization has affected social, economic, political and cultural history.
Each chapter covers a specific theme, discussing how globalization has shaped these themes and how they have contributed to globalization throughout history. Including topics such as ecological exchanges, trade, exchanges of knowledge, migration, empire and urbanization, this volume both explains historical trajectories through a global analytical framework and provides tools that students can employ when posing their own research questions about historical globalization.
Containing suggestions for further reading and guidance on the ways in which primary source material can be used as a basis for global historical studies, this is the ideal volume for all students interested in the global exchanges between people throughout history.
Table of Contents
List of contributors. List of maps. List of figures. List of tables. Introduction Catia Antunes and Karwan Fatah-Black Part 1: Exchanges and Movements 1. Ecological exchanges and environmental history Chris Gratien 2. Connecting the world: migration and globalization in the second millennium Leo Lucassen 3. Redirecting global labor history? Matthias van Rossum 4. Trading networks in global history Claude Markovits 5. Missionary movements and the expansion of Islam, Buddhism and Christianity, 1400-2000 Anne B. McGinness 6. Social and political movements: experiments in anti-Imperialist mobilization Carolien Stolte Part 2: Continuities and Processes 7. Urban systems and urbanization in world history Wim Blockmans and Marjolein 't Hart 8. Exclusions: a concept in global history Giacomo Todeschini 9. States: a subject in global history Peer Vries 10. Empire as a frame work for research Carla Rahn Phillips 11. 'Democratic' institutions and the birth of capitalism, science, and modern 'global' culture Jeffrey Fynn-Paul 12. Imperial globalizations Miguel Jerónimo Bandeira 13. Globalization, growth and inequality Pedro Lains and Ester G. Silva. Index.
Cátia Antunes is Associate Professor of Economic and Social History at Leiden University. She is the author of Globalisation in the Early Modern Period (2004) and co-editor with Francesca Trivellato and Leor Haveli of Religion and Trade: Cross-Cultural Exchanges in World History 1000-1900 (2014) and with Jos Gommans of Exploring the Dutch Empire: Agents, Networks and Institutions (2015).
Karwan Fatah-Black is Assistant Professor of Social and Economic History at Leiden University. In 2015 he was awarded the prestigious VENI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. He is co-editor of the Journal of Global Slavery, the journal of Suriname and Caribbean studies OSO, and the Zeven Provinciën book series on the early modern Netherlands. He is the author of White Lies and Black Markets: Evading Metropolitan Authority in Colonial Suriname, 1650-1800 (2015).
"Explorations in History and Globalization represents a major contribution to scholarship of globalization in historical perspective. It offers a cast of authoritative non-Eurocentric views on how thinking globally changed the ways in which historians today approach a set of crucial research areas."
Jorge Flores, European University Institute, Italy