Eight: Eurocentric Historians. By J. M. Blaut.

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Abstract

The late J. M. Blaut, a geographer who passed away in November 2000, had a pet theory. Europe's political and economic domination of the rest of the world in the past four centuries or so was due to a single event: the almost happenstance discovery of America's treasures in 1492 by Europeans, who then used these resources to subjugate the rest of the world and to create a capitalist system that produced the Enlightenment, modern science, the Industrial Revolution, and all the rest.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-854
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Economic History
Volume61
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2001

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