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Seeks to account for changes in the world over the second half of the 20th century and to identify the likely trajectory of global trends over the coming generation. Presents striking evidence not simply that the global system is entering a new era, but that the whole capitalist structure may be approaching a systemic disintegration.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Hopkins and Wallerstein
Publisher: Zed Books
Release: 1996-09
File: 278 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105019144877

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Genre: English literature
Author: Frederick John Snell
Publisher:
Release: 1920
File: Pages
ISBN-13: WISC:89002011609

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Genre: Agriculture
Author: Helen W. Johnson
Publisher:
Release: 1967
File: 92 Pages
ISBN-13: UIUC:30112019254116

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Building on the groundbreaking 2012 exhibition “Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition,” which explored the transformations and continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the seventh to the ninth century, the present volume extends the exhibition catalogue’s innovative investigation of cultural interaction between Christian and Jewish communities and the world of Islam. Eleven essays by internationally distinguished scholars address such topics as the transmission of Christian imagery to the Mediterranean, icons preserved in The Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine at Sinai, interaction between Jewish communities and the Muslim world, the purposeful mutilation of figurative floor mosaics in places of worship, the evolution of classical and Byzantine motifs in a new cosmology for Muslim rulers, and interconnections in the realm of music. Each essay provides compelling evidence that the era of transition from Byzantine to Islamic rule in the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa resulted in unprecedented cultural cross-fertilization and significantly affected the development of the Mediterranean world for centuries to come.

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Genre: Art
Author: Edward Bleiberg
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release: 2015
File: 159 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780300211115

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Publisher: Ardent Media
Release: 1977
File: 231 Pages
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This magnificent volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the 7th to the 9th century. At the beginning of the 7th century, the Empire's southern provinces, the vibrant, diverse areas of North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, were at the crossroads of exchanges reaching from Spain to China. These regions experienced historic upheavals when their Christian and Jewish communities encountered the emerging Islamic world, and by the 9th century, an unprecedented cross- fertilization of cultures had taken place. This extraordinary age is brought vividly to life in insightful contributions by leading international scholars, accompanied by sumptuous illustrations of the period's most notable arts and artifacts. Resplendent images of authority, religion, and trade{u2014}embodied in precious metals, brilliant textiles, fine ivories, elaborate mosaics, manuscripts, and icons, many of them never before published{u2014} highlight the dynamic dialogue between the rich array of Byzantine styles and the newly forming Islamic aesthetic. With its masterful exploration of two centuries that would shape the emerging medieval world, this illuminating publication provides a unique interpretation of a period that still resonates today.

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Genre: Art, Byzantine
Author: Brandie Ratliff
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release: 2012
File: 332 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781588394576

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Immanuel Wallerstein's World-System theory made a big impact on International Political Economy when it was first formulated in the early 1980s. Although subsequently criticised, the recent demise of the Soviet system's historic attempt to delink from global capitalism has provided a perhaps unanticipated confirmation of the profundity of its insights. Now with this new book, Wallerstein and a team of colleagues from the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems and Civilizations take world-system theory a major step forward.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Terence K. Hopkins
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release: 1996-08-15
File: 278 Pages
ISBN-13: 1856494403

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Immanuel Wallerstein's World-System theory made a big impact on International Political Economy when it was first formulated in the early 1980s. Although subsequently criticised, the recent demise of the Soviet system's historic attempt to delink from global capitalism has provided a perhaps unanticipated confirmation of the profundity of its insights. Now with this new book, Wallerstein and a team of colleagues from the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems and Civilizations take world-system theory a major step forward.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Terence K. Hopkins
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release: 1996-08-15
File: 278 Pages
ISBN-13: 1856494403

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Genre: Rural youth
Author: Helen W. Johnson
Publisher:
Release: 1967
File: 92 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X030492529

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This significant new work by a prominent medievalist focusses on the period of transition between 1250 and 1550, when the wealth and power of the great lords was threatened and weakened, and when new social groups emerged and new methods of production were adopted. Professor Dyer examines both the commercial growth of the thirteenth century, and the restructuring of farming, trade, and industry in the fifteenth. The subjects investigated include the balance between individuals andthe collective interests of families and villages. The role of the aristocracy and in particular the gentry are scrutinized, and emphasis placed on the initiatives taken by peasants, traders, and craftsmen. The growth in consumption moved the economy in new directions after 1350, and this encouragedinvestment in productive enterprises. A commercial mentality persisted and grew, and producers, such as farmers, profited from the market. Many people lived on wages, but not enough of them to justify describing the sixteenth century economy as capitalist. The conclusions are supported by research in sources not much used before, such as wills, and non-written evidence, including buildings.Christopher Dyer, who has already published on many aspects of this period, has produced the first full-length study by a single author of the 'transition'. He argues for a reassessment of the whole period, and shows that many features of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries can be found before 1500.

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Genre: History
Author: Christopher Dyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release: 2005-02-03
File: 293 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780198221661

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