Review of How the West Came to Rule

  • Sung Hee Ru SUNY BINGHAMTON

Abstract

This is a book which invites us to reconsider what we thought we knew and understood about a Europe’s rise. It examines the historical origin of Europe’s capitalism in the growing call for internationality that can explain the uneven and combined histories of European and non-European regions. This view asks us to use the lens of relational and hierarchical perspectives, which contain various types of interconnected narratives between European and non-European regions in Europe’s exceptional rise, instead of accepting the self-generating development of the West.

Author Biography

Sung Hee Ru, SUNY BINGHAMTON
Sociology department

References

Abu-Lughod, Janet L. 1989. Before European Hegemony The World System A.D. 1250-1350. New York: Oxford University Press.

Published
2017-08-11
How to Cite
Ru, S. H. (2017). Review of How the West Came to Rule. Journal of World-Systems Research, 23(2), 758-761. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2017.673