This groundbreaking work brings together an important collection of essays from an international range of contributors to set globalization in its historical context.
Through these thematically focused essays, the history of the world is examined in key themes that transcend national boundaries such as terrorism, the environment, human rights, the information revolution and multinational corporations.
This is a fast-growing and definitive new area of historical study, and this book is essential reading for all students with an interest in learning more.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. The Question of Periodization 2. Time and Space 3. The Information Revolution 4. Multinational Enterprises 5. Migrations 6. Consumerism 7. The Natural Environment 8. Human Rights 9. Non-Governmental Organizations 10. Internationalism 11. Global Culture 12. The Globalization of Disease 13. Terrorism 14. Syntheses and Conclusions
Akira Iriye is Professor of American history and Chair of the History Department at Harvard University. Bruce Mazlish is a senior professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, specialising in intellectual history and world history.