This contribution explores the analytical implications of using the concept of globalization in historical research. The article stresses that globalization deals with the transformation of the spatial organization of social relations and transactions. What makes the contemporary globalization different from earlier phases is that distance plays a much less distinctive role in the organization of production and consumption. History can increasingly be seen as a transnational history, focusing on the historical developments and their interaction in various parts of the world.
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis = The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- social sciences