1st Edition

The Global History Reader

ISBN 9780415314602
Published December 22, 2004 by Routledge
312 Pages

USD $51.95

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Book Description

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

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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.