Is globalization a new phenomenon? Identify the debates regarding the historical origins of globalization; explain how historical global connectivity may be similar or different to more contemporary forms of global integration. Why do scholars disagree about when globalization began?

Essential references
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Press; pp. 17-37. (Text)

Ferguson, Y.H. and Mansbach, R.W (2012) Globalization in Historical Perspective, Globalization: The return of borders in a borderless world? Oxon: Routledge; pp. 40-67. (Online).

Hobson, J (2006) �East and West in Global History�, Theory, Culture & Society 23 (2-3). http://tcs.sagepub.com/content/23/2-3/408.full.pdf+html (Online)

MacGillivray, A. (2006) A Brief History of Globalization. London: Robinson (Chapter 1: Introduction, pp.1-18).
Liu Xincheng, (2012) �The Global View of History in China�, Journal of World History, 23 (3): 491-511.

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_world_history/v023/23.3.xincheng.html

Nayar, Deepak (2006), �Globalisation, history and development: a tale of two centuries�, Cambridge Journal of Economics 30(1): 137-159.

http://cje.oxfordjournals.org/content/30/1/137.full.pdf+html

Abu-Lughod, J. (1989) Before European Hegemony: The World System, A.d 1250- 1350, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Gunder Frank, A. (2002) ReOrient: The Global Economy in the Asian Age, Berkley:
University of California Press.

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