Dr. Michael Scott is an Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick, and he recently announced that he will be releasing a new book in Spring 2016.
He takes a new approach to history, as he describes here:
This new book will give a truly connected perspective of the beginnings of the world we know today, taking readers on a journey around the ancient world as we look at civilization, politics, religion and war, from Greece to Italy, South America to China.
We live in a global and connected world. But that is not how we study history. Instead, we look at events situated in a particular time and place, isolated from their global contexts, leaving us with a disconnected sense of our past. This book, in contrast, seeks to crash through the disciplinary boundaries that have shackled the study of history, enabling the reader to connect up different strands of our human story and thereby to develop a more sophisticated sense of how our world has developed, and why it now exists as it does.
I think this is a great idea, but I also wonder about how anachronistic the idea of globalization is … How connected are the economies and ideologies in the classical period(s)? I am definitely looking forward to it!
See Michael Scott @: http://michaelscottweb.com/index.php/profile/
And check out his awesome online presence on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srslVsJ47KI