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Valerie Hansen

Valerie Hansen

Yale Global Online

Contributor since: 28 Apr 2020

Biography

Valerie Hansen is the Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale University, where she teaches Chinese and world history. This essay is based on the prologue of her most recent book, The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World – and Globalization Began, published by Simon + Schuster. She is also the author of The Silk Road: A New History and The Open Empire.

  • The Origins Of Globalization

    Published 28 April 2020 | viewed 6,842 times

    Globalization started much earlier than you might expect – in AD 1000. That is when, as incontrovertible archeological evidence shows, the Vikings left their home…