Economic History and the 'East Wind': Challenges to Eurocentrism

  • Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt
  • Jacques Hersh
Keywords: History, Imperialism

Abstract

The decline of Western dominance over the capitalist world system and the concurrent rise of Asia demand a deconstruction of the accepted wisdom of economic history. Understanding the legacy of Eurocentrism in both the rise of capitalism and its historiography is necessary if we are to challenge the dominant discourse and ideological assumptions of the so-called "European miracle."
Published
2018-02-02
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Articles