Before the West


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Before the West : The Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders / Ayşe Zarakol. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2022. xiii, 313 pages : maps ; 23 cm. LSE International Studies, ISBN 9781108971676 paperback, 9781108838603 hardback [Call No. 46149]

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Contents: 1. What Is the East? Theorising Sovereignty and World Orders in Asia and Eurasia -- Part I: Cihannüma -- 2. Making the East: Chinggisid World Orders. The Empire of Genghis Khan and Its Successor Khanates (Thirteenth-Fourteenth Centuries) -- 3. Dividing the East: Post-Chinggisid World Orders. The Timurid and the Ming (Fourteenth-Fifteenth Centuries) -- 4. Expanding the East: Post-Timurid World Orders. The Ottomans, the Safavids and the Mughals (Fifteenth-Sixteenth Centuries) -- 5. How the East made the world: Eurasia and beyond. Chinggisid Influences on a Globalising World (Sixteenth Century) -- Part II: Lessons of History -- 6. Rise and fall of Eastern World Orders. Lessons for International Relations -- 7. Uses and abuses of macro-history in international relations. Am I a "Eurasianist".

Book Jacket: "How would the history of international relations in 'the East' be written if we did not always read the ending – the Rise of the West and the decline of the East – into the past? What if we did not assume that Asia was just a residual category, a variant of 'not-Europe', but saw it as a space of with its own particular history and sociopolitical dynamics, not defined only by encounters with European colonialism? How would our understanding of sovereignty, as well as our theories about the causes of the decline of Great Powers and international orders, change as a result? For the first time, Before the West offers a grand narrative of (Eur)Asia as a space connected by normatively and institutionally overlapping successive world orders originating from the Mongol Empire. It also uses that history to rethink the foundational concepts and debates of international relations, such as order and decline."--BOOK JACKET.