Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2007.
x, 241 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Perspectives on the origins of merchant capitalism in Europe Orthodox Marxism Brennerism (or the Brenner approach) The modernization theory World-systems analysis The inter-city-state system of the Middle Ages Tentative conclusions The political economies of China and Europe compared The Chinese socioeconomic revolution during the Sung dynasty (circa 900-1280) China and the Mongols Ming China and Europe : divergent paths Conclusions vis-á-vis European capitalism The political economies of South Asia and Europe compared Trade and commodity flows in the South Asian region States and state structures in South Asia The strategies of elites in South Asia and Europe The impact of the perilous frontier Conclusions The political economies of Western Europe and Northern Africa compared Northern Africa and the Sudanic states (circa 1200-1500) North African cities, states, and the balance of power in the Mediterranean Conclusions Conclusion : Was the Western-European city-state in the Middle Ages a European miracle?
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -236) and index.