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Before European Hegemony : The World System A.D. 1250-1350

Before European Hegemony : The World System A.D. 1250-1350 - 89 edition

Before European Hegemony : The World System A.D. 1250-1350 - 89 edition

ISBN13: 9780195067743

ISBN10: 0195067746

Before European Hegemony : The World System A.D. 1250-1350 by Janet L. Abu-Lughod - ISBN 9780195067743
Edition: 89
Copyright: 1989
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1989
International: No
Before European Hegemony : The World System A.D. 1250-1350 by Janet L. Abu-Lughod - ISBN 9780195067743

ISBN13: 9780195067743

ISBN10: 0195067746

Edition: 89

Summary

In this important study, Abu-Lughod presents a groundbreaking reinterpretation of global economic evolution, arguing that the modern world economy had its roots not in the sixteenth century, as is widely supposed, but in the thirteenth century economy--a system far different from the European world system which emerged from it.

Using the city as the working unit of analysis, Before European Hegemony provides a new paradigm for understanding the evolution of world systems by tracing the rise of a system that, at its peak in the opening decades of the 14th century, involved a vast region stretching between northwest Europe and China.

Writing in a clear and lively style, Abu-Lughod explores the reasons for the eventual decay of this system and the rise of European hegemony.

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