The Modern World-System I: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century
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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ON THE STUDY OF SOCIAL CHANGE
1 MEDIEVAL PRELUDE
3 THE ABSOLUTE MONARCHY AND STATISM
THE FAILURE OF EMPIRE
CLASSFORMATION AND INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE
PERIPHERY VERSUS EXTERNAL ARENA
7 THEORETICAL REPRISE
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