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After Oriental Despotism Eurasian Growth in a Global Perspective

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ISBN-10: 1472526783

ISBN-13: 9781472526786

Edition: 2014

Authors: Alessandro Stanziani

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The concepts of economic backwardness, Asiatic despotism and orientalism have strongly influenced perceptions of modernization, democracy and economic growth over the last three centuries. This book provides an original view of Russian and Asian history that views both in a global perspective. Via this analysis, Alessandro Stanziani opens new dimensions in the study of state formation, the global slave trade, warfare and European and Asian growth.After Oriental Despotism questions conventional oppositions between Europe and Asia. By revisiting the history of Eurasia in this context, the book offers a serious challenge to existing ideas about the aims and goals of economic growth.
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 7/31/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.41" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Alessandro Stanziani is a professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and Senior Researcher at the Centre National des Recherches Scientifiques (CNRS) in Paris. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Naples and a Ph.D. in history from the EHESS, Paris. He has received numerous grants for his research, including one from the CNRS for a project on bonded labour in the Indian Ocean and one from the British Academy and French Ministry of Research Program on food policies in France and Britain in the eighteenth to twentieth centuries (with Peter Atkins). Stanziani has written approximately 80 articles and book chapters in English, French, German and…