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Before European hegemony : the world system A.D. 1250-1350

Author: Janet L Abu-Lughod
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this portrait of world trade before the age of European hegemony, the author examines global commercial connections amongst a large number of cities between the years 1250 and 1350.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet L Abu-Lughod
ISBN: 0195067746 9780195067743
OCLC Number: 25683851
Notes: "First published in 1989 ... First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 1991"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 443 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : studying a system in formation --
The European subsystem: The cities of the Champagne fairs; Bruges and Ghent : commercial and industrial cities of Flanders; The merchant mariners of Genoa and Venice --
The mideast heartland: The Mongols and the northeast passage; Sinbad's way : Baghdad and the Persian Gulf; Cairo's monopoly under the slave sultinate --
Asia: The Indian subcontinent : on the way to everywhere; The strait and narrow; All the silks of China --
Conclusion : restructuring the thirteenth-century world system.
Other Titles: World system A.D. 1250-1350
Responsibility: Janet L. Abu-Lughod.

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