Before European Hegemony

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    In this important study, Janet Abu-Lughod presents a groundbreaking reinterpretation of global economic evolution and 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 fourteenth 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. She concludes with a provocative analysis of our current world economy, suggesting that we may be moving towards a pluralistic world similar in important respects to that of the thirteenth century.

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    Number of Pages: 464
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780195067743
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    Listed in: General & world history, c 500 to c 1450/1500, Economic history
    Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc

    Books by Janet L. Abu Lughod

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