Bound Together How Traders Preachers Adventurers and

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Bound Together How Traders Preachers Adventurers and Warriors Shaped Globalization ❰EPUB❯ ✵ Bound Together How Traders Preachers Adventurers and Warriors Shaped Globalization Author Nayan Chanda – Since humans 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 Since humans How Traders Epub á 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 interconnectedness Bound Together MOBI :Ú 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 ride Together How Traders Kindle Ð or Together How Traders Preachers Adventurers PDF \ 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.

10 thoughts on “Bound Together How Traders Preachers Adventurers and Warriors Shaped Globalization

  1. Yusef Asabiyah Yusef Asabiyah says:

    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

  2. William William says:

    Surprise Globalization is not a new phenomenon Well done look at the long process of the race seperating and coming back together

  3. Eugene Kernes Eugene Kernes says:

    Globalization may have expanded faster and reached people starting in the twentieth century but globalization itself is not new Ever since the first explorers out of Africa came to populate the world other explorers preachers traders and warriors have interlaced various civilizations with each other From DNA to ideas infrastructure to cultural products everything has its roots in various places Now people are bound together by the very life styles reuiring multiple regional specialties An ever increasingly interconnected world has benefits but also creates a risk that local issues become a catalyst for the issue on a global scale The new movement is the alt globalization focusing on rectifying the ills of globalization without going against globalization Humans are superficially diverse Having 99% of the same genetic makeup varying only in color The difference in color is explained via body’s evolution to the sun’s radiation and varying nutrients found in regional’s fauna and flora From African explorers seeking alternative sources of food to those who find routes that reconnect the people adventures have become common people who can now venture to other regions relatively safely Traders allowed not only for new products to be found in the regional places but also for similar products to compete Finding that the foreigner had advanced technology caused many nations to adopt the technology Choosing to seek out foreign innovations or seeking to keep their own had dire conseuences for the future of the any kingdom Preachers are those who try to help people defend their own rights keeping government accountable History shows that religious preachers tried to convert peoples and regions for selfish reason but there were spiritual conversions as well The cost of the written word books and paper only decreased due to an increase in demand for religious texts To influence conversions preachers often shared their cultures and histories spreading the diffusion of ideasGlobalization is not only a benefactor of the people it can hurt many occupations Many nations protect their people from global competition but that protection has costs on others within the nation Taking away the protection hurts livelihoods who become proponents of an anti globalization movement Ironically for the anti globalization movement to have communicate the message and have broad awareness reuired globalization Many occupations are outspoken in their need retain subsidies but do not hear how foreigners are being hurt by the subsidies The book is easily read but the context is a survey of various histories The majority of example are given only a paragraph or two until moving on to the next example The uickly varying examples do help support the theme but the lack of context makes it difficult to generalize as examples can have different explanations and understandings when taking a deeper look

  4. Josiah Josiah says:

    I like the idea of this book A lot This whirlwind tour of human history as viewed from 40k feet is appropriately chaotic and rambling I kept with it because on balance then overall impression of just how interconnected the world is and has almost always been is interesting especially to the extent you can wrap your head around itThe problem is Chanda's framing of traders priests explorers and warriors is something of an artificial construct even within the context of the book he admits sometimes these categories overlap As a result the book constantly jumps around in place and time to show how other individual through lines are interconnected For some specific cases this is helpful but the rest of the time the book feels hastily written and disorganizedPicking clear through lines and simpler framing devices would have helped a lot

  5. Glenn Glenn says:

    A great book looking at world history and how it has generated globalization

  6. Ambar Ambar says:

    Just about started reading this around the time of graduation But it was Rao's copy so I had to return it before really getting startedHonestly didn't think I was missing out on much

  7. Vikas Vikas says:

    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 all connected”A well told storyhttpwwwblonnetcom20070710sto

  8. Balint Erdi Balint Erdi says:

    The chapters explaining how traders adventurers preachers and warriors helped to make the world smaller are a great and fascinating historical read They underlie the main message of the book that globalization has always been with us and is not something that we can control or stop However when it comes to the final chapters where the theme becomes political reasoning becomes insipid and feeble Worse there is most of the times no reasoning but not too much explanation either just listing some facts that can swing someone to either of the sides embracing or disliking globalization I expected of the final

  9. Daniel Pratt Daniel Pratt says:

    Schizophrenic This sums up the writing style This self contradicting drivel is a pure waste of time I kept thinking maybe it will get better; it never did I felt relief when I reached the end I did not read this book as part of an assignment I read it for pleasure As far as books like this go it is possibly the worst I have read One of the irritating aspects of this book were the inaccuracies Often when portions of the book touched on things I am very familiar with I noticed the author would skew facts create straw men arguments and often got things plain wrong You will get nothing of value from this book

  10. El Profe Aguila El Profe Aguila says:

    Very interesting global history interpretation using the themes in the title As an example Steve Jobs fell into the Trader category since his products were sold across national boundaries in a very specific and consistent manner Starts with a very concrete and valid definition for the common but freuently unsupported claim that globalization has existed since trading began with the Sumerians Highly recommended for political science economic 20th century history and world history courses

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