It is a fair criticism that we Berkeley Economics people think Economic History is Atlantic Economic History, and overwhelmingly North Atlantic Economic History.
Well, now I have a new course's worth of readings to compile--and I know I will have read only an appallingly small portion of it:
Un-Atlantic Economic History: The Economies Bordering the Indian Ocean and the China Seas, 1000-1950
Where to start? Where to start? Start with what I have read and know:
- Fernand Braudel, The Structure of Everyday Life (Civilization and Capitalism: 15th-18th Century) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/0520081145/braddelong00
- Janet Abu-Lughod, Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350 (Paperback) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/0195067746/braddelong00
- K.N. Chaudhuri, Trade and Civilisation in the Indian Ocean: An Economic History from the Rise of Islam to 1750 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/0521285429/braddelong00
- Tirthankar Roy, The Economic History of India 1857-1947 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/0195684303/braddelong00