When did globalisation begin

@inproceedings{ORourke2002WhenDG,
  title={When did globalisation begin},
  author={Kevin H. O’Rourke and Jeffrey G. Williamson},
  year={2002}
}
Some world historians attach globalization big bang' significance to 1492 (Christopher Colombus stumbles on the Americas in search of spices) and 1498 (Vasco da Gama makes an end run around Africa and snatches monopoly rents away from the Arab and Venetian spice traders). Such scholars are on the side of Adam Smith who believed that these were the two most important events in recorded history. Other world historians insist that globalization stretches back even earlier. There is a third view… CONTINUE READING

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