Origins of Globalization

Leonid Grinin, Andrey Korotayev
2018 Figshare  
In this article we analyze processes and scales of global integration inhistorical perspective, starting with the Agrarian Revolution. We connect themain phases of historical globalization with the processes of the development ofthe Afroeurasian world-system. In the framework of the Afroeurasian worldsystemthe integration began several millennia BCE. In it the continental andsupracontinental links became so developed long before the Great GeographicDiscoveries and thus they could well be
more » ... ould well be denoted as global (albeit in a somehowlimited sense). Among some researchers there is still a tendency to underestimatethe scale of those links in the pre-Industrial era; thus, it appeared necessary toprovide additional empirical support for our statement. It also turned necessaryto apply a special methodology (which necessitated the use of the world-systemapproach). We analyze some versions of periodization of globalization history.We also propose our own periodization of the globalization history basingon the growth of the scale of intersocietal links as an indicator of the level ofglobalization development.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.6865469 fatcat:cevufayk5bej7eqgrmctamozoe