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

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

By: Janet L. Abu Lughod (author)Paperback

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

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/07/1991
  • ISBN13: 9780195067743
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 464
  • ID: 9780195067743
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 0195067746

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