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Abu-Lughod's Egalitarian World Order. A Review Article

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1 Wolters D. W., Early Indonesian Commerce (Ithaca, 1967) and The Fall of Srivijaya in Malay History (London, 1970) are both cited in the bibliography, but Wolters’ arguments are at variance with Abu-Lughod's conclusion on p. 360.

2 Forces of Regional and State Integration in the Western Archipelago, c. 1500–1700,” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 18: 1 (1987), 2444, and Royal Authority and the Orang Kaya in the Western Archipelago, Circa 1500–1800,” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 17: 2 (1986), 256–67.

3 The Structure of Cities in Southeast Asia, Fifteenth to Seventeenth Centuries,” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 11: 1 (1980), 235–50; idem, Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce 1450–1680 (New Haven, 1988); idem, “An ‘Age of Commerce’ in Southeast Asian History,” Modern Asian Studies, 24: 1 (1990), 1–30, citing secondary works available before the publication of Abu-Lughod's work.

4 A History of Malaysia (London, 1982), esp. chs. 1–3.

5 See Reid, “The Structure of Cities,” n. 3.

6 Weber Max, Economy and Society, Roth Guenther and Wittich Claus, eds., 3 vols. (New York, 1968); idem, The Religion of China, Hans Gerth, tr. (reprint, Glencoe, III., 1968); Anderson Perry, Lineages of the Absolutist State (London, 1979), esp. notes A and B; Wallerstein Immanuel, The Modern World-System I and II (Orlando, 1974 and New York, 1980); Kennedy Paul, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers (New York, 1987), ch. 1; Chirot Daniel, “The Rise of the West,” American Sociological Review, 50(1985), 181–95; Jones E. L., The European Miracle (Cambridge, 1981); North Douglass and Thomas Paul, The Rise of the Western World (Cambridge, 1973). See, too, Crummey Robert O., Aristocrats and Servitors: The Boyar Elite in Russia 1613–1689 (Princeton, 1983), 164–74.

7 See Reischauer Edwin O. and Craig Albert M., Japan: Tradition and Transformation (Sydney, 1973), chs. 2, 3: Hanley Susan B. and Yamamura Kozo, Economic and Demographic Change in Preindustrial Japan 1600–1868 (Princeton, 1977); Smith Thomas C., Native Sources of Japanese Industrialization, 1750–1920 (Berkeley, 1988); Studies in the Institutional History of Early Modern Japan, Hall John W. and Jansen Marius B., eds. (Princeton, 1968), pt. 1; Leupp Gary P., “One Drink from A Gourd: Servants, Shopkeepers and Laborers in the Cities of Tokugawa Japan” (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Ph.D. disser., 1989).

8 Elvin Mark, The Pattern of the Chinese Past (Stanford, 1973); idem, “Why China Failed To Create an Endogenous Industrial Capitalism, ” Theory and Society, 13: 3(1984), 379–91; Chao Kang, Man and Land in Chinese History: An Economic Analysis (Stanford, 1986); Huang Philip C. C., The Peasant Economy and Social Change in North China (Stanford, 1985), adumbrating some of the arguments in idem, The Peasant Family and Rural Development in the Yangzi Delta, 1350–1988 (Stanford, 1990).

9 Cf. de Vries Jan, The Economy of Europe in an Age of Crisis, 1600–1750 (Cambridge, 1976), 912; Carlo M. Cipolla, Before the Industrial Revolution, 2nd ed. (New York, 1976), 151–5; Feuerwerker Albert, “Qing Economic History and World Economic History” (unpublished manuscript, 1985); Elvin , Chinese Past, pt. 3.

10 On cultural, social, and also political obstacles, see Feuerwerker , “The State and the Economy in Late Imperial China,” Theory and Society, 13: 3 (1984), 297326; Bergere Marie-Claire, “On the Historical Origins of Chinese Underdevelopment,” Theory and Society, 13: 3 (1984), 327–37; Myers Ramon H., “How Did the Modern Chinese Economy Develop?—A Review Article,” The Journal of Asian Studies, 50: 3 (1991), 604–28; Elvin , Chinese Past, 286–98.

11 Glamann Kristof, Dutch-Asiatic Trade, 1620–1740 (Copenhagen, 1958), 11: 244–65; Vries De, Economy of Europe, 128–46; O’Brien Patrick, “European Economic Development: The Contribution of the Periphery,” The Economic History Review, 35: 1 (1982), 4; Hobsbawm E. J., “The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century,” in Crisis in Europe, 1560–1660, Aston Trevor, ed. (London, 1965), 50.

12 Hamilton , “American Treasure and the Rise of Capitalism (1500–1700),” Economica, 9: 27 (1929), 338–57; Wallerstein, Modern World-System I and II; Frank , World Accumulation, 1492–1789 (New York, 1978); Amin Samir, Accumulation on a World scale, 2 vols. (New York, 1974); Braudel Fernand, “European Expansion and Capitalism: 1450–1650,” in Chapters in Western Civilization (3rd ed., New York, 1961), I, 245–88.

13 O’Brien Patrick, “European Economic Development,” 118; Vries De, Economy of Europe, esp. chs. 4, 6; McKendrick Neil, “Home Demand and Economic Growth,” in Historical Perspectives: Studies of English Thought and Society in Honour of J. H. Plumb, McKendrick Neil, ed. (London, 1974), 152210. See, too, the discussion and sources cited in Price Jacob, “What Did Merchants Do? Reflections on British Overseas Trade, 1660–1790,” Journal of Economic History, 49: 2 (1989), 267–84.

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