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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 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.

About the Author:
Janet L. Abu-Lughod is Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University (Emeritus)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780195067743
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Depth: 19
  • Height: 213 mm
  • No of Pages: 464
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: The World System A.D. 1250-1350
  • Width: 138 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0195067746
  • Publisher Date: 21 Feb 1991
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 21 mm
  • Weight: 602 gr

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