1. The Introductory Elements in the Global Middle Ages Series; 2. All Good Things Have a Beginning: The When, How, and What of the 'Global Middle Ages'; 3. 'An Idea Whose Time Has Come': Why the Global Turn in Premodern Studies Matters; 4. Rethinking Time, Scientific and Industrial Revolutions, Modernity and Premodernity; 5. Attending to Local, National, Regional, Global: The Politics of Intertwined, Interlocking Scales of Relation; 6. What is Early Globalism? The World, the Globe, and the Planet, Part One; 7. What's in a Name? The European 'Middle Ages', the 'Global Middle Ages', and Premodern Time around the Globe; 8. Why Periodization Still Matters: Acknowledging Epistemic Shifts and Differences across Time; 9. Globalization, Globalism, World-Systems: The Planet, the Globe, and the World, Part Two; 10. Globalization: A Name for Today, but Not for All Time; 11. World-Systems: The Why, the When, and the What; 12. Worlds of Differences: The Cambridge Elements on the Global Middle Ages; Collaboration, Experimentation, and an Open-Ended Process.
This Element explains the globalisms of a thousand years, and introduces the Cambridge Elements in the Global Middle Ages.