ISBN-10:
0520268180
ISBN-13:
9780520268180
Pub. Date:
09/21/2010
Publisher:
University of California Press
Europe and the People Without History / Edition 2

Europe and the People Without History / Edition 2

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Europe and the People Without History / Edition 2

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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ISBN-13: 9780520268180
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 09/21/2010
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 536
Sales rank: 428,311
Product dimensions: 9.22(w) x 11.08(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Eric R. Wolf(1923–1999) had an illustrious and influential career as Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at H. Lehman College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York.

Table of Contents

PREFACE (1997)

PREFACE (1982)

PART ONE: CONNECTIONS

Introduction

The World in 1400

Modes of Production

Europe, Prelude to Expansion

PART TWO: IN SEARCH OF WEALTH

Iberians in America

The Fur Trade

Trade and Conquest in the Orient

PART THREE: CAPITALISM

Industrial Revolution

Crisis and Differentiation in Capitalism

The Movement of Commodities

The New Laborers

BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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