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Time-mapping Globalization in the World-System

Medieval World System

Power and Profit: The Merchant in Medieval Europe 2002, by Peter Spufford. Thames & Hudson

Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350. Janet Abu-Lughod. 1988. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Early Modern Data Bank: Medieval & Premodern Markets and Trade. Peter Spufford (Emeritus, History. University of Cambridge).

The Cairo Geniza texts: "The Genizah Collection is a window on the medieval world of the Mediterranean area. Its 140,000 manuscripts fragments, mainly in Hebrew and Arabic, shed light on the mundane as well as the religious and cultural activities of that world. This site provides current information on the activities of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit."

Topics in Economic and Social History of Later Medieval Europe, 1260 - 1600 http://www.economics.utoronto.ca/munro5/MEDBANK2.htm

Medieval Economic History http://www.oxbowbooks.com/browse.cfm?&CatID=287&Location=DBBC&CFID=2283021&CFTOKEN=27602291

Earliest World Systems

Jemdet Nasr, etc. [[to be completed]]

Historical Dynamics: Cities, States and Empires

Turchin, Peter. 2002. Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall. Book Ms. Princeton: Princeton University Press, in the series Princeton Studies in Com-plexity.

preprint: Population Dynamics and Warfare Turchin and Korotayev
Addendum: Population Dynamics and Warfare

Centennia Dynamic Maps (freeware Win 95/97/NT 16 bit)

Urbanization and Empire Formation Project

Estimating The Population Sizes of Cities Part i Daniel Pasciuti and Christopher Chase-Dunn

a measurement error model for Estimating the Population Sizes of Preindustrial Cities Part ii Institute for Research on World-Systems University of California, Riverside 11-25-02 Daniel Pasciuti

Chase-Dunn, C. K., A. Alvarez, D. Pasciuti and T. D. Hall. 2002 Power and Size: Urbanization and Empire Formation in World-Systems

Settlement Systems: Past and Present Christopher Chase-Dunn and Andrew Jorgenson

Econophysics and Mathematical Findings: World System

Pattern and repertoire in history Harvard University Press, Cambridge (Mass.), (May 2002, 413 pages) by Bertrand M. Roehner and Tony Syme. Amazon.fr

Zipf's Law for Cities: An Explanation Xavier Gabaix, Parameswaran Gopikrishnan, Vasiliki Plerou, H. Eugene Stanley Quarterly Journal of Economics, 114 (3), August 1999, pp.739-67. Xavier Gabaix he is looking exclusively at national city size distributions. these are subnetworks within a larger world-wide network of cities. the distribution is much flatter (multicentric) if you look at the whole thing, though it only became so recently (since 1950) when the third world megacities caught up with new york. it seems that there is an upper limit, ceiling effect, on the size of the largest cities, that is now about 20 or 25 million. of course this all depends on how you spatially bound cities and city-regions. roland fletcher _the limits of settlement growth_ (1995) has some interesting thoughts on this. chriscd

Other Projects

Urban Archaeology Program Roland Fletcher

Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative

Journal of World Systems Research

global.anthropology
Jonathan Friedman ehess seminar etc

Caravanserais 1000 year database on the caravan routes and sites, UNESCO, Pierre LeBigre (Paris)

Search: Old World Trade Routes (100+ sites)

Dr T. Matthew Ciolek, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia tmciolek@coombs.anu.edu.au Old World Trade Routes (OWTRAD): A List of Printed Maps Showing the Course of Various Routes and Roads

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Timeline of Art History Glimpses of the Silk Road : Central Asian in the First Millennium

Old World Trade Routes the Virtual Maritime Museum

Rein Taagepera's website for codes on territorial sizes of empires

Rummel's website on conflict and democracy

Rice U. Hist 424 Patricia Seed History of Navigation and Cartography

Regents Prep: Global History: Economic Systems Global Trade

Search: ancient world mapping

UNC : Ancient World Mapping Center

UNC :Interactive Ancient Mediterranean

DeepHistoryGenetics.htm

AllLearn Maps