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The Making of an Indian Ocean World-Economy, 1250–1650

Princes, Paddy fields, and Bazaars

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Part of the Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies book series (IOWS)

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To counter Eurocentric notions of long-term historical change, Wet Rice Cultivation and the Emergence of the Indian Ocean draws upon the histories of societies based on wet-rice cultivation to chart an alternate pattern of social evolution and state formation and traces inter-state linkages and the growth of commercialization without capitalism.


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About the authors

Ravi Palat is the Professor of Sociology at SUNY Binghamton and previously taught Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii and Sociology at the University of Auckland. Palat is the author of Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim (2004) and the editor of Pacific-Asia and the Future of the World-System .

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