The Year 1000, attempts to explore the rise of globalization, however it doesn't quite reach this ambitious goal. Written in an approachable style, regions throughout the globe are examined through political, religious, economic, and sociological lenses at this specific point in time. Unfortunately there is no real thread to tie all of these chapters together and show how the year (on or about) 1000 was the triggering point that helped lead to globalization. It was challenging to read of increased exploration and travel during pandemic and self-isolationism. It's an interesting read as a historical review at a specific moment but the reader will need to explore additional resources to piece together the rise of globalisation.
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