SUNY series, Fernand Braudel Center Studies in Historical Social Science

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Premises and Problems

Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.

The Atlantic and Africa

Traces the inner connections between the second slavery in the Americas, slavery in Africa, the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, and the "Great Transformation" of the nineteenth century world economy.

Atlantic Transformations

Calls attention to the political, economic, and cultural interdependence and interaction of global and local forces shaping the Atlantic world of the nineteenth century.

Power, Political Economy, and Historical Landscapes of the Modern World

Reveals how the expanding world-system entangled the non-western world in global economies, yet did so in ways that were locally articulated, varied, and, often, non-European in their expression.

The Trade in the Living

Macro-level study of the South Atlantic throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries demonstrating how Brazil’s emergence was built on the longest and most intense slave trade of the modern era.

The Politics of the Second Slavery

Sheds new light on both pro and antislavery politics in the nineteenth-century Americas.

New Frontiers of Slavery

Essays challenging conventional understandings of the slave economy of the nineteenth century.

The Longue Duree and World-Systems Analysis

Scholars from history, sociology, and geography advocate overcoming disciplinary isolation, using Fernand Braudel’s concept of the longue durée as a rallying point.

Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, III

A provocative survey of interdisciplinary challenges to the concept of dualism.

Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, I

A provocative survey of interdisciplinary challenges to the concept of determinism.

Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, II

A provocative survey of interdisciplinary challenges to the concept of reductionism.