journal of world history, december 2003 than might be suggested by its title. It is an absorbing study both for what it tells us about material and cultural interconnections in the Eurasia of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and as a model of how culinary history can offer new ways of both investigating and teaching world history. It is also a wonderful case study for the classroom: students find few approaches to history as immediate as eating. Of course, it's a pity about the price. rachel laudan Guananjuato, Mexico The Indian Diaspora in Central Asia and Its Trade 15501900. By scott levi. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2002. xiv + 319 pp. $93.00 (cloth). One of the major projects of recent world history scholarship has been the attempt to see the history of the last five hundred years through less Eurocentric eyes. Works by Ken Pomeranz, R. Bin Wong, Andre Gunder Frank, and many others, incorporating the burgeoning research on the economic history of Asia, have shown that Europeans did not dominate world commerce before the nineteenth century. Other scholars, such as Stephen Dale and Audrey Burton, have begun to study Asian commercial networks that existed in parallel to
Journal of World History – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Oct 12, 2003
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