The Modern World System III: The Second Era of Great Expansion of the Capitalist World-Economy, 1730-1840s

Publication Date: 
June 2011
(2011) [1989] Revised ed. with New Prologue. San Francisco: Univ. of California Press.


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Immanuel Wallerstein’s highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century’s greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.