The Making of an Indian Ocean World-Economy, 1250-1650

The Making of an Indian Ocean World-Economy, 1250-1650 : Princes, Paddy fields, and Bazaars

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To counter Eurocentric notions of long-term historical change, Wet Rice Cultivation and the Emergence of the Indian Ocean draws upon the histories of societies based on wet-rice cultivation to chart an alternate pattern of social evolution and state formation and traces inter-state linkages and the growth of commercialization without capitalism.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 305 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 19.05mm | 5,023g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2015
  • XII, 305 p.
  • 1137542195
  • 9781137542199
  • 2,565,457

Table of contents

1. Dynamics of Socio-Historical Change in Societies Based on Wet-Rice Cultivation 2. Global Roots of Local Politics: State Formation in an Eastern Mirror 3. Commercialism Without Capitalism: Labor-Intensive Manufacturing, and the Growth of Trade 4. A World-Economy Matures
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About Ravi Arvind Palat

Ravi Palat is the Professor of Sociology at SUNY Binghamton and previously taught Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii and Sociology at the University of Auckland. Palat is the author of Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim (2004) and the editor of Pacific-Asia and the Future of the World-System .
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