The Modern World-System I (Paperback)
Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century
University of California Press, 9780520267572, 440pp.
Publication Date: June 10, 2011
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Immanuel Wallerstein’s highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century’s greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.
About the Author
Immanuel Wallerstein (1930-2019) was Senior Research Scholar at Yale University and the former President of the International Sociological Association. He was the author of many books, including The Modern World-System, Volumes I-IV.
Praise For The Modern World-System I: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century…
"A tour de force that brings together and makes sense of a wealth of diverse historical studies which often seem to contradict each other...an extremely formidable achievement."
— New York Times Book Review
"A heroic and impressive achievement. . . . an exhilarating and satisfying book. . . . it explains more convincingly and sympathetically than anything I have read hitherto the actual process of economic and social development on a European-world scale."
— American Journal of Sociology
"A remarkable book. The author has a theory and uses it to explain the structure and course of public events in Europe and its trans-oceanic annexes in the sixteenth century. The effect is dazzling and dizzying."