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The Colonizer S Model Of The World

Author: J. M. Blaut
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462505600
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This influential book challenges one of the most pervasive and powerful beliefs of our time--that Europe rose to modernity and world dominance due to unique qualities of race, environment, culture, mind, or spirit, and that progress for the rest of the world resulted from the diffusion of European civilization. J. M. Blaut persuasively argues that this doctrine is not grounded in the facts of history and geography, but in the ideology of colonialism. Blaut traces the colonizer's model of the world from its 16th-century origins to its present form in theories of economic development, modernization, and new world order.

Eight Eurocentric Historians

Author: James Morris Blaut
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572305915
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This text examines and critiques the work of a diverse group of Eurocentric historians who have strongly shaped our understanding of world history. It provides invaluable insights and tools for readers across a range of disciplines.

First Globalization

Author: Geoffrey C. Gunn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742580113
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First Globalization presents an original and sweeping conceptualization of the grand cultural-civilizational encounter between Asia and Europe. With his 'metageography' of the vast Eurasian zone, Gunn shows how between 1500 and 1800, a lively two-way flow in ideas, philosophies, and cultural products brought competing civilizations into serious dialogue and mostly peaceful exchange. Ranging from discussions of the natural world, livelihoods, and religious and intellectual encounters to language, play, crime and punishment, gender, and governance, this book replays the themes of enduring hybridity and 'creolization' of cultures.

1492

Author: James Morris Blaut
Publisher: Africa World Press
ISBN: 9780865433700
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An important and provocative text which will profoundly affect the way we look at the evolution of the third world, at development and underdevelopment.

The Theft Of History

Author: Jack Goody
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107394708
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In The Theft of History Jack Goody builds on his own previous work to extend further his highly influential critique of what he sees as the pervasive Eurocentric or occidentalist biases of so much western historical writing and the consequent 'theft' by the West of the achievements of other cultures in the invention of (notably) democracy, capitalism, individualism and love. Goody, one of the world's most distinguished anthropologists, raises questions about theorists, historians and methodology and proposes a new comparative approach to cross-cultural analysis which allows for more scope in examining history than an East versus West style.

The European Miracle

Author: Eric Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521527835
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Why modern states and economies developed in Europe first, and later in India and China.

Acts Of War

Author: Richard Holmes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0029148510
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Wealth And Poverty Of Nations

Author: David S. Landes
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349141444
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The history of nations is a history of haves and have-nots, and as we approach the millennium, the gap between rich and poor countries is widening. In this engrossing and important new work, eminent historian David Landes explores the complex, fascinating and often startling causes of the wealth and poverty of nations. The answers are found not only in the large forces at work in economies: geography, religion, the broad swings of politics, but also in the small surprising details. In Europe, the invention of spectacles doubled the working life of skilled craftsmen, and played a prominent role in the creation of articulated machines, and in China, the failure to adopt the clock fundamentally hindered economic development. The relief of poverty is vital to the survival of us all. As David Landes brilliantly shows, the key to future success lies in understanding the lessons the past has to teach us - lessons uniquely imparted in this groundbreaking and vital book which exemplifies narrative history at its best.