The Worlds of the Indian Ocean 2 Hardback Book Set (Blandet mediaprodukt)

A Global History


Innbinding: Blandet mediaprodukt
Utgivelsesår: 2019
Antall sider: 2100
Forlag: Cambridge University Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781108341271
Omtale The Worlds of the Indian Ocean 2 Hardback Book Set
Europe's place in history is re-assessed in this first comprehensive history of the ancient world, centering on the Indian Ocean and its role in pre-modern globalization. Philippe Beaujard presents an ambitious and comprehensive global history of the Indian Ocean world, from the earliest state formations to 1500 CE. Supported by a wealth of empirical data, full-color maps, plates, and figures, he shows how Asia and Africa dominated the economic and cultural landscape and the flow of ideas in the pre-modern world. This led to a trans-regional division of labor and an Afro-Eurasian world economy. Beaujard questions the origins of capitalism and hints at how this world-system may evolve in the future. The result is a re-orienting of world history, taking the Indian Ocean, rather than Europe, as the point of departure.

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