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

  title={The Modern World-System: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century},
  author={Rondo E. Cameron and Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein},
  journal={Journal of Interdisciplinary History},
List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Quotation Credits Prologue to the 2011 Edition Introduction: On the study of social change 1. Medieval prelude 2. The new European division of labor: c. 1450-1640 3. The absolute monarchy and statism 4. From Seville to Amsterdam: the failure of empire 5. The strong core-states: class-formation and international commerce 6. The European world-economy: periphery versus external arena 7. Theoretical reprise Bibliography Index 

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