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Proto-Globalization

  • By: Martha C. E. Van Der Bly
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Proto-globalization is a generic term that refers to a “first period of globalization.” As such, it is subject to the debate on what globalization entails and on when its historic origins can be found. Although many scholars have mentioned the ...

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