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The World That Trade Created: Society, Culture, and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present (review)

The World That Trade Created: Society, Culture, and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present (review) journal of world history, fall 2001 in the Preface and on the back cover to characterize this collection of papers as a "debate" or a "dialogue." It does suggest, however, that there is much to be gained from looking at the archaeological record of later prehistory in a larger geographical and temporal perspective than that normally taken. peter bogucki Princeton University The World That Trade Created: Society, Culture, and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present. By kenneth pomeranz and steven topik. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 1999. Pp. xvii + 256. $ 34.95 (cloth). Kenneth Pomeranz and Steven Topik's book is a collection of articles previously published in the business magazine World Trade. Will Swain originated the venture and some of his pieces are included. The nature of the original publication excluded the traditional scholarly apparatus, and the authors decided to keep it that way, with the exception of a bibliography to provide further information on the topics and an index. But to discharge the book from the ranks of rigorous scholarship would be a serious mistake. Historians and social scientists would greatly benefit from the book's information, insights, and innovative theoretical approach. The authors prove persuasively http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

The World That Trade Created: Society, Culture, and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 12 (2) – Oct 1, 2001

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journal of world history, fall 2001 in the Preface and on the back cover to characterize this collection of papers as a "debate" or a "dialogue." It does suggest, however, that there is much to be gained from looking at the archaeological record of later prehistory in a larger geographical and temporal perspective than that normally taken. peter bogucki Princeton University The World That Trade Created: Society, Culture, and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present. By kenneth pomeranz and steven topik. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 1999. Pp. xvii + 256. $ 34.95 (cloth). Kenneth Pomeranz and Steven Topik's book is a collection of articles previously published in the business magazine World Trade. Will Swain originated the venture and some of his pieces are included. The nature of the original publication excluded the traditional scholarly apparatus, and the authors decided to keep it that way, with the exception of a bibliography to provide further information on the topics and an index. But to discharge the book from the ranks of rigorous scholarship would be a serious mistake. Historians and social scientists would greatly benefit from the book's information, insights, and innovative theoretical approach. The authors prove persuasively

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Published: Oct 1, 2001

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