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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1 Modernitys Greatest Theft
2 How to Pluralize Globalization
3 Cities and the Spread of the First Global Cultures
4 UrukWarka
5 Cahokia
6 Huari
7 But Were They Really Global Cultures?
8 Learning from Past Globalizations
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Justin Jennings is Associate Curator of New World Archaeology at the Royal Ontario Museum and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. He writes widely on archaeology for both scholarly and general audiences and recently edited Drink, Power, and Society in the Andes and Beyond Wari Walls.

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