How the West Came to Rule: The Geopolitical Origins of Capitalism

How the West Came to Rule: The Geopolitical Origins of Capitalism

Kerem Nisancioglu


Mainstream ancient debts of the advance of capitalism describe a technique that is essentially ecu - a procedure that used to be born within the turbines and factories of britain or below the guillotines of the French Revolution. during this groundbreaking booklet, a truly diversified tale is advised. How the West got here to Rule deals a special interdisciplinary and overseas ancient account of the origins of capitalism. It argues that opposite to the dominant knowledge, capitalism’s origins shouldn't be understood as a improvement constrained to the geographically and culturally sealed borders of Europe, however the final result of a much wider array of world techniques during which non-European societies performed a decisive function. via an summary of the asymmetric histories of Mongolian growth, New global discoveries, Ottoman-Habsburg competition, the improvement of the Asian colonies and bourgeois revolutions, Alexander Anievas and Kerem Nisancioglu supply an account of the way those different occasions and tactics got here jointly to provide capitalism.

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