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FREE PDF · BOOK Bound Together How Traders Preachers Adventurers and Warriors Shaped Globalization Å DOGSALONBRISTOL ¾ ❮Reading❯ ➷ Bound Together How Traders Preachers Adventurers and Warriors Shaped Globalization ➯ Author NayanNnectedness Bound Together eBook #180 and interdependence that began thousands of years ago and continues to this day with increasing speed and easeIn the end globalization from the lone adventurer carving out a new trade route to the expanding ambitions of great empires is the product of myriad aspirations and apprehensions that define just about every aspect of our lives what we eat wear A great book looking at world history and how it has generated globalization

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Since humans How Traders ePUB #8608 migrated from Africa and dispersed throughout the world they have found countless ways and reasons to reconnect with each other In this entertaining book Nayan Chanda follows the exploits of traders preachers adventurers and warriors throughout history as they have shaped and reshaped the world For Chanda globalization is a process of ever growing interco I've given this book a one star and so maybe I'm obligated to say one or two words whyFirst I am interested in the process of globalization and would be especially interested to see an analysis of globalization including an assortment of actors usually not included That's why I picked up this book a it was supposedly about globalization; b it purported to discuss it in terms of traders preachers adventurers and warriors Part b made this book seem promisingly expansive and possibly even entertaining I can't say these aren't included in the book The problem is the traders preachers adventurers and warriors making up the content of the book aren't our contemporaries some of them aren't even moderns Some aren't even ancients Some are prehistorical if you can dig that Now I can't dig it The author isn't expanding the range of analysis of globalization he's changing the meaning of the word as it is used used correctly by everyone else He's basically making globalization coeval and co extensive to what it means to be a human being He's pushing it back to what happened in grass huts of Africa among our ancient ancestors A fair subject and certainly interesting in its own right There's something a trifle misleading and maybe stupid to call that globalization in a title though How people have always traded fought explored and meddled in others' affairs Yes give us that title Don't please make globalization something ahistorical always about people motivated to better their lives AS natural as eating sleeping pooping

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Bound Together How Traders Preachers Adventurers and Warriors Shaped GlobalizationRide Together How Traders PDF #186 or Together How Traders Preachers Adventurers Kindle possess is the product of thousands of years of human endeavor and suffering across the globe Chanda reviews and illustrates the economic and technological forces at play in globalization today and concludes with a thought provoking discussion of how we can and should embrace an inevitably global world How did the coffee bean grown first only in Ethiopia find its way to our cups through Java and Colombia How did a camera find its brand in Bodhisattva’s name Avalokiteswar translated in Japanese as Kwanon How did Europeans learn to play the violin with a bowstring made of Mongolian horsehair How did the US currency get its name from a German silver mining town And how“The uestions are as varied as they are unending and they go to the heart of the all embracing phenomenon of global interconnectedness” writes Nayan Chanda in Bound Together wwwpenguinbooksindiacom Though the word globalisation may be new the process it describes ‘has worked silently for millennia without having been given a name’ he explains Looking ‘under the hood of our daily existence’ Chanda finds that globalisation stems ‘from a basic human urge to seek a better and fulfilling life’ and that the key actors behind the process have been ‘traders preachers adventurers and warriors’The book opens in Africa because “we now know that around sixty thousand years ago a small group of people — as few as perhaps one hundred fifty to two thousand people from present day East Africa — walked out” The five billion inhabitants of today’s non African Duniya are descendants of those villagers who walked out of Africa argues the author citing DNA studies by Allan Wilson Rebecca Cann Luigi Luca Cavalli Sforza and Peter UnderhillThe global journey was almost entirely on foot with occasional use of rafts or dugouts over waters postulates Chanda For “the horse was not domesticated until 6000 years ago and the camel only 3000 years ago” About 30 40 million pastoralists continue their nomadic life while the rest settled down“The forty or fifty thousand years that our human ancestors spent walking the length of the earth experiencing the unimaginably harsh weather of the late Ice Age have carved our bodies altered our faces and changed our pigmentation The effect of the first globalisation — the dispersal of humans around the globe — has been the emergence of a superficially diverse human species”The author travels ‘from camel commerce to e commerce’ explores the ‘preachers’ world’ inspects ‘slaves gems and Trojan horses’ before asking ‘Who’s afraid of globalisation’ Who It’s the West which is suddenly worried that millions of Chinese Indians and Vietnamese want to join in the global trading system notes Chanda But ‘the growing concern in the West is seen by many in the developing world as overblown fear about countries that are still desperately poor’These are days of high speed globalisation unlike as in the past he warns So it is impossible even dangerous for the winners to ignore the losers as they could in the era of sailboats and camel caravans Globalisation process cannot be reversed Chanda declares “It can be slowed down by raising barriers but those barriers are only temporary hurdles to the march of global interconnection”There is no alternative to rising above our tribal interests he exhorts “Calls to shut down globalisation are pointless because nobody is in charge but together we can attempt to nudge our rapidly integrating world toward a harmonious course – because we are

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