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Historical Geography of Globalization

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Department
Geography
Course
GGRA02H3
Professor
Michael Bunce
Semester
Fall

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The Historical Geography of GlobalizationWhat are the antecedents to modern globalizationWhen how and why did the economy go global The World is Ten Years Old It was born when the Wall fell in 1989many world markets are only recently freedthe spread of free markets and democracy around the world is permitting more people everywhere to turn their aspirations into achievements And technologyhas the power to erase not just geographical borders but also human onesMerrill Lynch advertisement Oct 11 1998 But wait a momentDid globalization just begin in 1989Has it no historyAre there no antecedentsANCIENT BEGINNINGSThe expansionist civilizationsGreek and Roman Empireslongdistance explorationinnovation and tradewar and conquestmappingland clearance and irrigationfirst citiesIslamic empire7th13th centuriesEarly global economy based on trade across Asia Africa and much of EuropeAlso known as the Islamic Renaissanecartists engineers scholars poets philosophers geographers and traderswhich spread the influence of Islamic knowledge and commerce
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