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While I cannot deny that this book is important and that it would be difficult to give it pizzazz in an audio performance he could have at least tried. I literally used this to put me to sleep and will read the text edition to actually get the information out of it.
This is a lot of book for its length. Wallerstein lays out a broad but very concise narrative that takes the reader through the history of the world, and the historiography of the world, and lays out a clear case for how a different paradigm is needed for viewing and thinking about history and historical phenomena. The role of history and sociology among the other disciplines and the epidemiological issues involved in evaluating macro-scale events over long periods of time are evaluated with some depth for the run time of the audiobook.
Yet, there are quite a few portions of the book that nevertheless came across as dry and tedious lecture rather than an engaging treatise on a fascinating subject. And I love this subject matter and really wanted to love the book! Still worth a read, but I wish the book could have retained its scholarly emphasis without feeling so academic.
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