The ‘Golden Age’ of Piracy in the Early Modern World

Colonial powers at the time constantly fought with pirates and engaged in several notable battles and other related events. Introduction The Golden Age of Piracy is a common designation for the period between the 1650s and the 1730s, when maritime piracy was a significant factor in the histories of the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, the[…]

‘Up Aloft from Down Below’: Sailors and Sea Chanteys since the 15th Century

They back to the 15th century and peaked in popularity at the end of the 19th century, right before wooden ships gave way to steam vessels. Introduction Historically, chanteys – which are also spelled as “shanties” or “chanties” – began with a sing-out by a crew member recognized as “the chanteyman,” usually someone prized for[…]

Globalization and Religion in Historical Perspective: A Paradoxical Relationship

Defining the concepts of globalization and religious actors and analyzing the history of the agent-opponent paradox. By Luke M. HerringtonPhD Candidate in Political ScienceThe University of Kansas Abstract Religion has long been a driving force in the process of globalization. This idea is not controversial or novel thinking, nor is it meant to be. However,[…]

A History of Globalization since the Ancient World

Looking at globalization in three distinct phases – 1.0 (countries), 2.0 (companies), and 3.0 (individuals). Introduction The historical origins of globalization are the subject of ongoing debate. Though many scholars situate the origins of globalization in the modern era, others regard it as a phenomenon with a long history. Some authors have argued that stretching[…]