Islamic Roots of Capitalism: Egypt, 1760-1840 - Middle East Studies Beyond Dominant Paradigms (Paperback)Peter Gran
Paperback Published: 31/10/1997
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Challenging the ethnocentric notion that a capitalist economy could only be transferred to the peripheral states through contact with Europe, this text argues that the capitalist transformation of the Egyptian economy was begun by Muslim merchants and Mamluk rulers in the 18th century.
Publisher: Syracuse University Press