Reorienting the 19th Century
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Reorienting the 19th Century : Global Economy in the Continuing Asian Age

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Andre Gunder Frank was a path-breaking scholar in several disciplines over an illustrious and contentious 50-year career. First amongst his many important works is the book ReORIENT: Global Economy in the Asian Age, which sought to correct a Euro-centric world view of the development of the global political economy. Frank passed away in April 2005 while working on this new book, a sequel to ReORIENT. In this book Frank shows many of the myths of European industrialisation, hegemony and capitalism which have hidden the fact that Asia remained a serious power not just into the 18th century, as Frank himself argued in 1998, but well into the 19th century as well. When Frank passed away his colleagues rallied to finish this book and it is presented here as his final major statement.

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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • 20 Mar 2014
  • Paradigm
  • E. Boulder
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • 1612051243
  • 9781612051246
  • 1,273,787

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Andre Gunder Frank held professorships at five universities, including the University of Toronto. He is the author of forty books and nearly one thousand articles. He was one of the founders of the 'World Systems' approach. Robert A. Denemark is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware and received his PhD at the University of Minnesota. He has published on issues of world system analysis in International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, Globalizations, Review (Braudel Center), and Review of International Political Economy. He is co-editor of World System History: The Social Science of Long-Term Change (Routledge 2000) and General Editor of the 12-volume The International Studies Encyclopedia (Wiley/Blackwell 2010).

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