Europe and the People Without History

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University of California Press, 1982 - Social Science - 503 pages
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The intention of this work is to show that European expansion not only transformed the historical trajectory of non-European societies but also reconstituted the historical accounts of these societies before European intervention. It asserts that anthropology must pay more attention to history.
 

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This is a very broad yet detailed look at the history of the past five centuries, and the economic/materialist causes thereof. It combines anthropology with history, closely tying together societal ... Read full review

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Very hard to read, but it is a wonderful overview of the influence of Europe and their affect on other people groups around the world.

Contents

Introduction
3
The World in 1400
24
Modes of Production
73
Europe Prelude to Expansion
101
Part Two In Search of Wealth
127
Industrial Revolution
267
Crisis and Differentiation in Capitalism
296
The Movement of Commodities
310
The New Laborers
354
Afterword
385
Bibliographic Notes
393
Bibliography
427
Index
473
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Eric R. Wolf (1923-1999) was Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, Herbert H. Lehman College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York.

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