The Modern World-System I: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century

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University of California Press, Jun 10, 2011 - History - 440 pages
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Immanuel Wallerstein’s highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century’s greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.
 

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Contents

ON THE STUDY OF SOCIAL CHANGE
2
1 MEDIEVAL PRELUDE
14
C 14501640
66
3 THE ABSOLUTE MONARCHY AND STATISM
132
THE FAILURE OF EMPIRE
164
CLASSFORMATION AND INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE
224
PERIPHERY VERSUS EXTERNAL ARENA
300
7 THEORETICAL REPRISE
346
Bibliography
358
Index
387
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Immanuel Wallerstein (1930-2019) was Senior Research Scholar at Yale University and the former President of the International Sociological Association. He was the author of many books, including The Modern World-System, Volumes I-IV.

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