Bronze Age as the First World-System - GEORGI DERLUGUIAN

In the 21st century B.C. global trade finally took off. Global, insofar it extended from Scandinavia to the Indus, from the Urals to the Nile, quite possibly, via the steppe, all the way to the Yellow river. It was carried by human porters, the caravans of donkeys, and the newly invented keeled ships under sail. The trade in luxury cloth, wine, ivory, gem stones, but above all, in copper and tin: the metals undergirding the Bronze Age

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Georgi Derluguian
Professor of Social Research and Public Policy at New York University Abu Dhabi, PhD in History, Doctor of Philosophy


Delivered on
4 April 2024