Commercialized cities started to grow under the Greek culture which stretched from India to Spain and included cities such cities as Athens, Alexandria, and Antioch. Trade was quite widespread during that period. Alexandria was the largest city in history at that time and became the center of trade and commerce, more importantly linking India and Arabia with the European and Mediterranean cultures. Thus, Greece was being influence by all the cultures it was now connected with. This was the start of a global community, where diverse cultures started to interact with each other (Sam S, 2008).
Then came the Islamic age which is also an important period and stage of globalization. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and other early Muslim rulers explore till Spain, Cyprus and Persia. Jewish and Muslim rulers, traders and explorers established strong economies across continents which resulted in another stimulus for the concept of globalization. Significant crops such as cotton, sugar, rice and spices were being widely cultivated and traded throughout the Muslim world. In addition to this, the necessity of knowing Arabic language and the ritual of Hajj gave rise to the religious and linguistic aspects globalization (Hobson, 2004).
Global amalgamation gained more significance after the expansion of European trade in the 16th and 17th centuries. When numerous European empires along with their cultures colonized the Americas, Globalization has had a huge impact on cultures, religions and traditions around the globe.