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

  • Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350. Paperback
  • by Janet L. Abu-Lughod. xiii, 443 pages. 1991
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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