Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745336152 Published July 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $125.00 ISBN: 9780745335216 Published July 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

How the West Came to Rule

The Geopolitical Origins of Capitalism

Alex Anievas and Kerem Nisancioglu

How the West Came to Rule

Alex Anievas and Kerem Nisancioglu

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296 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745336152 Published July 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $125.00 ISBN: 9780745335216 Published July 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
How the West Came to Rule offers a unique interdisciplinary and international historical account of the origins of capitalism. It argues that contrary to dominant wisdom, capitalism’s origins should not be understood as a development confined to the geographically and culturally sealed borders of Europe, but the outcome of a wider array of global processes in which non-European societies played a decisive role. Through an outline of the uneven histories of Mongolian expansion, New World discoveries, Ottoman-Habsburg rivalry, the development of the colonies, and bourgeois revolutions, Alex Anievas and Kerem Nisancioglu offer an account of capitalism’s origins that convincingly argues against the prevailing Eurocentric narratives.
Contents
Introduction
1. The Transition Debate: Theories and Critique
2. Rethinking the Origins of Capitalism: The Theory of Uneven and Combined Development
3. The Long Thirteenth Century: Structural Crisis, Conjunctural Catastrophe
4. The Ottoman-Habsburg Rivalry over the Long Sixteenth Century
5. The Atlantic Sources of European Capitalism, Territorial Sovereignty and the Modern Self
6. The ‘Classical’ Bourgeois Revolutions in the History of Uneven and Combined Development
7. Combined Encounters: Dutch Colonisation in South-East Asia and the Contradictions of ‘Free Labour’
8. Origins of the Great Divergence over the Longue Durée: Rethinking the ‘Rise of the West’
Conclusion
Notes
Index
Review Quotes
Choice
"Anievas and Nişancıoğlu have succeeded in providing new theoretical and historical perspectives to explain how capitalism prevailed to become a dominant force in global affairs. They offer a fundamental rethinking of the origins of capitalism and the emergence of Western domination by the interactive relations with the non-European world....Highly recommended."
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