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Global History: A View from the South

Global History A View from the South Responding to the need to take a fresh look at world history hitherto dominated by Eurocentric ideologues and historians in their attempt to justify the nature and character of modern capitalism Sam

Responding to the need to take a fresh look at world history, hitherto dominated by Eurocentric ideologues and historians in their attempt to justify the nature and character of modern capitalism, Samir Amin looks in this book at the ancient world system and how it has influenced the development of the modern world He analyses the origin and nature of modern globalizatioResponding to the need to take a fresh look at world history, hitherto dominated by Eurocentric ideologues and historians in their attempt to justify the nature and character of modern capitalism, Samir Amin looks in this book at the ancient world system and how it has influenced the development of the modern world He analyses the origin and nature of modern globalization and the challenges it presents in achieving socialism and examines the role played by Central Asia in determining the course of world history as well as the different roads taken by Europe and China The book looks closely at a theme that has been primordial to his contribution to political and economic thought the question of unequal development.

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  1. Samir Amin says:
    Egyptian Marxist economist He currently lives in Dakar, Senegal.

Comment 458 on “Global History: A View from the South

  1. Malcolm says:
    Samir Amin is one of those authors I regret I don t read when I finally get to piece by him He is an unsettling Marxist theorist economist analyst whose rigorously non Eurocentric view of the world and compelling sense of the long dure is something we need a lot of His sense of Global History as a way to make sense of the current global condition starts about 5 300 BCE, and he is prepared to talk of 2000 years as a single period in global history What s , it is both compelling and convincing T [...]

  2. Marc says:
    Reading this book is like being blasted with a space rocket into earth orbit the Egyptian economist Samir Amin juggles with geographical cultural regions and with eras that last from 3 to 20 centuries as if it were child s play he is a true exponent of the world systems theory Yet his name does not appear so often in the reviews on that current Maybe that s because Amin over the years managed to fight with just about all heavyweights of this current of studies, and then especially with the Marxi [...]

  3. Sense ofHistory says:
    The Egyptian economist Samir Amin makes no secret that he is inspired by marxism Since the end of the 1950s he produced a continuous stream of studies that are an ongoing reflection on how the 19th century Marxist methodology and vision can still remain relevant to the world today Amin has specifically focused on what since the 1970s is called the theory of the world system This is best known in the variant of Immanuel Wallerstein, an American Marxist historian who argues that since the 16th cen [...]

  4. Andrew Feist says:
    Disappointed to find out it was a series of editted essays, not a coherent book so seems a bit disjunct at times Also refers to his other works constantly, which makes tedious reading.But otherwise, packed with insights and solid analysis.Amin is always brilliant.

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