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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, 1989.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet L Abu-Lughod
ISBN: 0195058860 9780195058864 0195067746 9780195067743
OCLC Number: 18462916
Description: xvi, 443 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Studying a system in formation --
The cities of the Champagne fairs --
Bruges and Ghent: commercial and industrial cities of Flanders --
The merchant mariners of Genoa and Venice --
The Mongols and the Northeast Passage --
Sindbad's way: Baghdad and the Persian Gulf --
Cairo's monopoly under the slave sultanate --
The Indian subcontinent: on the way to everywhere --
The strait and narrow --
All the silks of China --
Restructuring the thirteenth-century world system.
Responsibility: Janet L. Abu-Lughod.
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/836725526#Topic\/commerce_international_histoire<\/a>> # Commerce international--Histoire<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Commerce international--Histoire<\/span>\"@fr<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/836725526#Topic\/steden<\/a>> # Steden<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Steden<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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