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

Paperback | October 1, 1995

byJanet L. Abu-Lughod

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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 Europeanworld 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 regionstretching 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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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 Europeanworld system which emerged from it. Using th...

Janet L. Abu-Lughod is at New School for Social Research.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.87 inPublished:October 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195067746

ISBN - 13:9780195067743

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"An interesting and provocative thesis."--History