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The origins of capitalism and the "rise of the West" / Eric H. Mielants.

Author/Creator:
Mielants, Eric.
Publication:
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 241 p. ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
Capitalism.
Civilization, Western.
Contents:
Perspectives on the origins of merchant capitalism in Europe
Orthodox Marxism
Brennerism (or the Brenner approach)
The modernization theory
World-systems analysis
The inter-city-state system of the Middle Ages
Tentative conclusions
The political economies of China and Europe compared
The Chinese socioeconomic revolution during the Sung dynasty (circa 900-1280)
China and the Mongols
Ming China and Europe : divergent paths
Conclusions vis-á-vis European capitalism
The political economies of South Asia and Europe compared
Trade and commodity flows in the South Asian region
States and state structures in South Asia
The strategies of elites in South Asia and Europe
The impact of the perilous frontier
Conclusions
The political economies of Western Europe and Northern Africa compared
Northern Africa and the Sudanic states (circa 1200-1500)
North African cities, states, and the balance of power in the Mediterranean
Conclusions
Conclusion : Was the Western-European city-state in the Middle Ages a European miracle?
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-236) and index.
ISBN:
9781592135752 (alk. paper)
1592135757 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
76481423