Globalizations and the Ancient World
Cambridge University Press, 8 nov. 2010
In this book, Justin Jennings argues that globalization is not just a phenomenon limited to modern times. Instead he contends that the globalization of today is just the latest in a series of globalizing movements in human history. Using the Uruk, Mississippian, and Wari civilizations as case studies, Jennings examines how the growth of the world's first great cities radically transformed their respective areas. The cities required unprecedented exchange networks, creating long-distance flows of ideas, people, and goods. These flows created cascades of interregional interaction that eroded local behavioral norms and social structures. New, hybrid cultures emerged within these globalized regions. Although these networks did not span the whole globe, people in these areas developed globalized cultures as they interacted with one another. Jennings explores how understanding globalization as a recurring event can help in the understanding of both the past and the present.
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agricultural Algaze alluvium American Bottom ancient globalizations Ancient World Anthropology Antiquity Archaeology argue Arslantepe artifacts Ayacucho bowls Cahokia centers central century ceramic Cerro Baúl Chase-Dunn chiefdoms city’s civilizations colonial outposts complex Cotahuasi countryside created creation developed economic edited elites emerged Empire Etowah example exchange networks flows Frangipane global culture globaliza groups Hamoukar Huari ideas important increasing interaction networks interregional interaction Isbell Jennings kilometers Late Middle Horizon Late Uruk Period living Mesoamerica Mesopotamia Middle Horizon Middle Uruk Period modern globalization mound northern obsidian occurred past Pauketat 2004b period of globalization Peru Pikillacta Pluralize Globalization political population pots Rampura region relationships ritual Rothman scholars settlements social changes Society Southeastern Ceremonial Complex southern alluvium spread Stein style suggest surge Tell Brak Tepe Gawra tion Tiwanaku trade trends Ubaid Ubaid Period University Press Uruk expansion Uruk Period Uruk-Warka valley village Wall Wari global culture