9781501194108-1501194100-The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World―and Globalization Began

The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World―and Globalization Began

ISBN-13: 9781501194108
ISBN-10: 1501194100
Author: Hansen, Valerie
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Scribner
Format: Hardcover 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781501194108
ISBN-10: 1501194100
Author: Hansen, Valerie
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Scribner
Format: Hardcover 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hansen, Valerie wrote The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World―and Globalization Began comprising 320 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1501194100 and 9781501194108. Since then The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World―and Globalization Began textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 6.65 or rent at the marketplace.

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From celebrated Yale professor Valerie Hansen, a groundbreaking work of history showing that bold explorations and daring trade missions connected all of the world’s great societies for the first time at the end of the first millennium.

People often believe that the years immediately prior to AD 1000 were, with just a few exceptions, lacking in any major cultural developments or geopolitical encounters, that the Europeans hadn’t yet reached North America, and that the farthest feat of sea travel was the Vikings’ invasion of Britain. But how, then, to explain the presence of blonde-haired people in Maya temple murals at Chichén Itzá, Mexico? Could it be possible that the Vikings had found their way to the Americas during the height of the Maya empire?

Valerie Hansen, an award-winning historian, argues that the year 1000 was the world’s first point of major cultural exchange and exploration. Drawing on nearly thirty years of research, she presents a compelling account of first encounters between disparate societies, which sparked conflict and collaboration eerily reminiscent of our contemporary moment.

For readers of Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens, The Year 1000 is an intellectually daring, provocative account that will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about how the modern world came to be. It will also hold up a mirror to the hopes and fears we experience today.
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