The Problem of the “Early Modern” World

@article{Goldstone1998ThePO,
  title={The Problem of the “Early Modern” World},
  author={J. Goldstone},
  journal={Journal of The Economic and Social History of The Orient},
  year={1998},
  volume={41},
  pages={249-284}
}
  • J. Goldstone
  • Published 1998
  • History
  • Journal of The Economic and Social History of The Orient
Was there an "early modern" world? From a glance at book titles, one would think there is a well-defined period in global history that cuts across nations and is recognized as "early modern." According to literally hundreds of volumes covering Europe, North Africa, the Ottoman Empire, China, India, Japan, and the New World,') these societies either had their own "early modern" periods, or were part of an "early modern" world. Moreover, a number of major universities have established centers or… Expand
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