Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350

  title={Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350},
  author={Janet Abu-lughod},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={349 - 350}
  • J. Abu-lughod
  • Published 1 May 1990
  • History, Economics
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
In this portrait of world trade before the age of European Hegemony, Janet Abu-Lughod examines global commercial connections among a large number of cities between the years 1250 and 1350. The work offers a reinterpretation of global economic evolution, arguing that the European world system of the sixteenth century had its origins in an earlier system dominated by Middle Eastern,Indian, and Chinese trade. In the thirteenth century, the Middle East emerged as a geographic fulcrum in which the… 
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