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

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The modern vision of the world as one dominated by one or more superpowers begs the question of how best to understand the world-system that existed before the rise of the first modern powers.





Janet Abu-Lughod's solution to this problem, in this highly influential work, is that Before European Hegemony, a predominantly insular, agrarian world was dominated by groups of mercantile city-states that traded with one another on equal terms across a series of interlocking areas of influence. In this reading of history, China and Japan, the kingdoms of India, Muslim caliphates, the Byzantine Empire and European maritime republics alike enjoyed no absolute dominance over their neighbours and commercial partners - and the egalitarian international trading network that they built endured until European advances in weaponry and ship types introduced radical instability to the system.





Abu-Lughod's portrait of a more balanced world is a masterpiece of synthesis driven by one highly creative idea: her world system of interlocking spheres of influence quite literally connected masses of evidence together in new ways. A triumph of fine critical thinking.

BusinessEconomicsEconomic historyEducationCareers & StudyingStudy & learning skills: generalHistory & PoliticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences Publisher: Macat International Limited Publication Date: 05/07/2017 ISBN-13: 9781912128761  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dr. William R. Day holds a PhD in Medieval Economic History from the University of Cambridge. He is currently a researcher at the Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, where he works on the Medieval European Coinage Project.

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