Истоки глобализации: Мир-системный анализ.
The paper investigates the historical aspect of globalization and analyzes the main integration processes that have been taking place during the last several thousand years. In this respect the history of Afroeurasian world-system formation, development and its transformation into contemporary planetary World-System gives large possibilities. That is why this research has been made in the framework of the world-system approach. In the present paper the focus lies on the historically huge scale of the boundary system links that long before the Great Geographic discoveries had become inter(supra)continental. With the account of this scale the paper solves the problem whether and to what extent can the processes and connections within Afroeurasian world-system be considered global.