Author: Yervand Margaryan. Paperback; 176x250mm; 180pp; 32 figures (Print RRP: £30.00). 599 2020. ISBN 9781789693416. |
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On the Borders of World-Systems: Contact Zones in Ancient and Modern Times was initiated by a multidisciplinary group of authors and examines the historical, archaeological, and political interpretations of world-systems theory and geocivilizational analysis.
The main goal of this monograph is to find the solution to a major problem: the study of worldwide practice, oriented towards the problems of the modern social world as a system. The main focus is the borderland—'limes'—which resembles an impenetrable cordon, and an open, interactive environment. In this sphere of inter-world encounters, different civilizations developed, exchanges of goods and ideas took place.
The macrosociological issues of ancient and modern history are presented through five articles, or case-studies, concentrating on the Taurus-Caucasus region, which functioned as a contact zone throughout the different periods.
About the Editor
Yervand Margaryan is a leading historian from the Republic of Armenia. His main area of research is the history of the ancient world, particularly problems of Classical-period social relations, religion (Mithraism), identity, and World System theory. He is currently Head of the Department of World History and Foreign Regional Studies at the Russian-Armenian University, Yerevan and Leading Researcher at the Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia.
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