Europe and the People Without History

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Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, "Europe and the People Without History" deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological notion that non-European cultures and people were isolated and static entities before the advent of European colonialism and imperialism. Ironically referred to as "the People Without History" by Wolf, these societies before active colonization possessed perpetually changing, reactionary cultures and were indeed just as intertwined into the processes of the pre-Columbian global economic system as their European counterparts. Utilizing Marxian concepts and a vivid consideration for the importance of history, Wolf judiciously traces the effects and conditions in Europe and the rest of the "known" world, beginning in 1400 AD, that allowed capitalism to emerge as the dominant ideology of the modern era.

AuthorEric Wolf
Edition2nd edition
Height900 mm
Length600 mm
Width120 mm
Weight163 g
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages534
Package Quantity1
Part Number29923004
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2010-11-05
PublisherUniversity of California Press
StudioUniversity of California Press
Sales Rank511441

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