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Globalisation: The Big Picture

Globalisation: The big Picture Tirthankar Roy an unresolved debate. Was Islam the cause of European isolation? On the contrary, it has been argued, the materially more advanced Arab world stimulated alternative trading worlds and trade-routes in the This is a magnificent book, written by two eminent economic historians, presenting an outline of world trade and economic change in the last one thousand years. Although trade is the centre of the narrative, the book is by no means a conventional account of goods and destinations. The interest of the book is in the forces working for and those working against economic integration of large regions, the means of such integration, and its consequences for the peoples engaged in exchange. As one would expect, over one thousand years, these forces, means, and consequences did not remain invariant. Shock factors played a large role too. And yet, the ebbs and flows in the long history of globalisation were not randomly generated. There were turning points, and there were recurring patterns. The book combines an impressive and always sensitive reading of a very large historical scholarship with an economist

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