Europe and the People Without History / Edition 1

Europe and the People Without History / Edition 1

by Eric R. Wolf
     
 

Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization.
In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological

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Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization.
In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological notion that non-European cultures and peoples were isolated and static entities before the advent of European colonialism and imperialism. Ironically referred to as "the People Without History" by Wolf, these societies before active colonization possessed perpetually changing, reactionary cultures and were indeed just as intertwined into the processes of the pre-Columbian global economic system as their European counterparts. Utilizing Marxian concepts and a vivid consideration for the importance of history, Wolf judiciously traces the effects and conditions in Europe and the rest of the "known" world, beginning in 1400 AD, that allowed capitalism to emerge as the dominant ideology of the modern era.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520048980
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/03/1982
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
534
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.13(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface (1997)
Preface (1982)
Pt. 1Connections1
1Introduction3
2The World in 140024
3Modes of Production73
4Europe, Prelude to Expansion101
Pt. 2In Search of Wealth127
5Iberians in America131
6The Fur Trade158
7The Slave Trade195
8Trade and Conquest in the Orient232
Pt. 3Capitalism263
9Industrial Revolution267
10Crisis and Differentiation in Capitalism296
11The Movement of Commodities310
12The New Laborers354
Afterword385
Bibliographic Notes393
Bibliography427
Index473

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