The World System: Five Hundred Years or Five Thousand?

The World System: Five Hundred Years or Five Thousand?

by Barry Gills
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415076781

ISBN-13: 9780415076784

Pub. Date: 08/28/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The historic long term economic interconnections of the world are now universally accepted. The idea of the economic 'world system' advanced by Immanuel Wallerstein has set the period of linkage in the early modern period but Andre Gunder Frank and Barry K. Gills think that this date is much too late. They argue an interconnection going back as much as 5000 years.

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Overview

The historic long term economic interconnections of the world are now universally accepted. The idea of the economic 'world system' advanced by Immanuel Wallerstein has set the period of linkage in the early modern period but Andre Gunder Frank and Barry K. Gills think that this date is much too late. They argue an interconnection going back as much as 5000 years. In The World System, leading academics examine this issue, in a debate contributed to by William H. McNeill and Immanuel Wallerstein among others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415076784
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1994
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
List of Contributors
Preface
1The 5,000-Year World System: an Interdisciplinary Introduction3
2"Capital" Imperialism and Exploitation in Ancient World Systems59
3The Cumulation of Accumulation81
4Hegemonic Transitions in the World System115
5World System Cycles, Crises, and Hegemonic Shifts, 1700 BC to 1700 AD143
6Transitional Ideological Modes: Feudalism, Capitalism, Socialism200
7Civilizations, Cores, World Economies, and Oikumenes221
8The Ancient World-Systems Versus the Modern Capitalist World-System247
9Discontinuities and Persistence: One World System Or a Succession of Systems?278
10World System Versus World-Systems: A Critique292
11Rejoinder and Conclusions297
Index308

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