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Connected Histories: Notes towards a Reconfiguration of Early Modern Eurasia1

  • Sanjay Subrahmanyam (a1)

The majority of Japanese even today believe that the politico-cultural universe of the Edo period was fundamentally determined by the closure of the country. They also think that the opening of Japan can be reduced to the development of exchanges with the West, following the birth of the Meiji regime. It is hard for them to imagine that Japan developed in relation with other Asian countries, since they are hardly used to appreciating Asian cultures.

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See Victor Lieberman , ‘Secular Trends in Burmese Economic History, c. 1350–1830, and their Implications for State Formation’, Modern Asian Studies 25, 1 (1991), 131.

Joseph Fletcher , ‘The Mongols: Ecological and Social Perspectives’, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 46, 1 (1986), 1150.

An exception is Geoffrey Parker , ‘David or Goliath? Philip II and his World in the 1580s’, in Richard L. Kagan and Geoffrey Parker (eds), Spain, Europe and the Atlantic World: Essays in Honour of John H. Elliott (Cambridge, 1995), 245–66.

For a discussion, see MuzafTar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam , ‘L'Etat Moghol et sa fiscalité’, Annales HSS 49, 1 (1994); 189217.

Abbas Hamdani , ‘Columbus and the Recovery of Jerusalem’, Journal of the American Oriental Society 99, 1 (1979), 3948;

Cf. V. Minorsky , ‘The Poetry of Shâh Ismâ'îl I’, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 10, 4 (1942), 1006a–53a;

and most recently, Catherine Raymond , ‘Étude des relations religieuses entre le Sri Lanka et l'Arakan du XIIe au XVIIIe siècle: Documentation historique et évidences archéologiquesJournal Asiatique 283, 2 (1995), 469501.

For the most thought-provoking piece in the collection, see brief essay by Niels Steensgaard , ‘The Seventeenth Century Crisis and the Unity of Eurasian History’, Modern Asian Studies 24, 4 (1990), 683–97.

Cf. in this context, the pertinent comments in David Ludden , ‘History Outside Civilization and the Mobility of South Asia’, South Asia (n.s.) 17, 1 (1994), 123.

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