Galleons and Caravans: the main debates. Overview lecture. Galleons and Caravans Week 2 Wednesday 13 October 2010. Global Connections. Today’s Lecture. A. What is Galleons and Caravans about? B. What are the key concepts and methods used in the course?
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Wednesday 13 October 2010
A. What is Galleons and Caravans about?
B. What are the key concepts and methods used in the course?
C. Historical Debates in Global/World History
2. Chronology: 1300-1800
3. Takes the wider world seriously
Theories of global history
Diasporas and migrations
The European trade companies
Global arts and material culture
Environment and ecological exchange
Science and technology
War, exploration and exploitation
‘Globalisation’ is often seen as a phenomenon that boomed in the 1990s through:
- to explain both economic and cultural phenomena.
- connections are not always positive (exploitation, war, slavery, etc.).
- especially used in the social sciences
- based on indepth studies of specific localities
- problem of what to compare
- the whole world as one unit (in ‘big history’ the whole ‘Universe’, as in David Christian’s Maps of Time (2004)
- use of science and biology
- analyzes how different areas (be they localities, states or empires) relate to each other.
Jounal of World History, since 1990, US-based
Journal of Global History, since 2006, UK-based
2. Dominance of economic history
Coal and colonies
Flynn and Giraldez
Richard von Glahn
‘the new thalassology’