Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism

Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism

Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, the companion volume to Perry Anderson's highly acclaimed and influential Lineages of the Absolutist State, is a sustained exercise in historical sociology to root the development of absolutism in the ...

Author: Perry Anderson

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1859841074

Category: History

Page: 304

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The rise of the modern absolutist monarchies in Europe constitutes in many ways the birth of the modern historical epoch. Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, the companion volume to Perry Anderson's highly acclaimed and influential Lineages of the Absolutist State, is a sustained exercise in historical sociology to root the development of absolutism in the diverse routes taken from the slave-based societies of Ancient Greece and Rome to fully-fledged feudalism. In the course of this study Anderson vindicates and refines the explanatory power of a Marxist conception of history, whilst casting a fascinating light on Greece, Rome, the Germanic invasion, nomadic society, and the different patterns of the evolution of feudalism in Northern, Mediterranean, Eastern and Western Europe.
Categories: History

Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism

Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism

Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, the companion volume to Perry Anderson's Lineages of the Absolutist State, is a sustained exercise in historical sociology to root the development of absolutism in the diverse routes taken from the ...

Author: Perry Anderson

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781781680087

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 273

The rise of the modern absolutist monarchies in Europe constitutes in many ways the birth of the modern historical epoch. Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, the companion volume to Perry Anderson’s Lineages of the Absolutist State, is a sustained exercise in historical sociology to root the development of absolutism in the diverse routes taken from the slave-based societies of Ancient Greece and Rome to fully-fledged feudalism. In the course of this study Anderson vindicates and the refines the explanatory power of a Marxist conception of history, whilst casting a fascinating light on Greece, Rome, the Germanic invasions, nomadic society, and the different patterns of the evolution of feudalism in Northern, Mediterranean, Eastern and Western Europe.
Categories: History

Lineages of the Absolutist State

Lineages of the Absolutist State

The work ends with some observations on the special position occupied by European development within universal history, which draws themes from both Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism and Lineages of the Absolutist State together into a ...

Author: Perry Anderson

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 086091710X

Category: Political Science

Page: 573

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"The political nature of Absolutism has long been a subject of controversy within historical materialism. Developing considerations advanced in Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, this book situates the Absolutist states of the early modern epoch against the prior background of European feudalism. It is divided into two parts. The first discusses the overall structures of Absolutism as a state-system in Western Europe, from the Renaissance onwards; and the difficult question of the relations between monarchy and nobility institutionalised by it, for which it suggests a general periodization. It then looks in turn at the trajectory of each of the specific Absolutist states in the dominant countries of the West - Spain, France, England and Sweden, set off against the case of Italy, where no major indigenous Absolutism developed. The second part of the work sketches a comparative prospect of Absolutism in Eastern Europe. It begins with an enquiry into the reasons why the divergent social conditions in themore backward half of the continent should have produced political forms apparently similar to those of the more advanced West. The peculiarities, as well as affinities, of Eastern Absolutism as a distinct type of royal state, are examined. The variegated monarchies of Prussia, Austria and Russia are surveyed, and the lessons asked of the counter-example of Poland. Finally, the structure of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans is taken as an external gauge by which the singularity of Absolutism as a European phenomenon is assessed. The work ends with some observations on the special position occupied by European development within universal history, which draws themes from both Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism and Lineages of the Absolutist State together into a single argument -- within their common limits -- as materials for debate. Two postscript notes treat, respectively, the notion of the 'Asiatic mode of production,' with particular reference to Islamic and Chinese history, and the experience of Japanese feudalism, as relevant controls for a study of the evolution of Europe up to the advent of industrial capitalism." -- from http://www.amazon.com (April 18, 2011).
Categories: Political Science

Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism

Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism

There was thus an inbuilt contradiction within feudalism, between its own
rigorous tendency to a decompo sition of sovereignty and the absolute
exigencies of a final centre of authority in which a practical recomposition could
occur. Feudal ...

Author: Perry Anderson

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781781680537

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 939

The rise of the modern absolutist monarchies in Europe constitutes in many ways the birth of the modern historical epoch. Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, the companion volume to Perry Anderson’s Lineages of the Absolutist State, is a sustained exercise in historical sociology to root the development of absolutism in the diverse routes taken from the slave-based societies of Ancient Greece and Rome to fully-fledged feudalism. In the course of this study Anderson vindicates and the refines the explanatory power of a Marxist conception of history, whilst casting a fascinating light on Greece, Rome, the Germanic invasions, nomadic society, and the different patterns of the evolution of feudalism in Northern, Mediterranean, Eastern and Western Europe.
Categories: History

Lineages of the Absolutist State Verso World History Series

Lineages of the Absolutist State  Verso World History Series

Developing considerations advanced in Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, this book situates the Absolutist states of the early modern epoch against the prior background of European feudalism. It is divided into two parts.

Author: Perry Anderson

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781781680100

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 367

The political nature of Absolutism has long been a subject of controversy within historical materialism. Developing considerations advanced in Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, this book situates the Absolutist states of the early modern epoch against the prior background of European feudalism. It is divided into two parts. The first discusses the overall structures of Absolutism as a state-system in Western Europe, from the Renaissance onwards. It then looks in turn at the trajectory of each of the specific Absolutist states in the dominant countries of the West—Spain, France, England and Sweden, set off against the case of Italy, where no major indigenous Absolutism developed. The second part of the work sketches a comparative prospect of Absolutism in Eastern Europe. The peculiarities, as well as affinities, of Eastern Absolutism as a distinct type of royal state, are examined. The variegated monarchies of Prussia, Austria and Russia are surveyed, and the lessons asked of the counter-example of Poland. Finally, the structureof the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans is taken as an external gauge by which the singularity of Absolutism as a European phenomenon is assessed. The work ends with some observations on the special position occupied by European development within universal history, which draws themes from both Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism andLineages of the Absolutist State together into a single argument—within their common limits—as materials for debate.
Categories: History

Civic Justice

Civic Justice

From Greek Antiquity to the Modern World Peter Murphy. 14 . Nicolet , The World
of the Citizen in Republican Rome ... 61 - 62 . 24 . Ibid . , chap . 2 . 25 . Ibid . , pp .
66 , 73 . 26 . Perry Anderson , Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism ( London ...

Author: Peter Murphy

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054399376

Category: Philosophy

Page: 339

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Categories: Philosophy

The New Old World

The New Old World

The book ends by tracing ideas of European unity from the Enlightenment to the present, and their bearing on the future of the Union.

Author: Perry Anderson

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781844678068

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

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The New Old World looks at the history of the European Union, the core continental countries within it, and the issue of its further expansion into Asia. It opens with a consideration of the origins and outcomes of European integration since the Second World War, and how today’s EU has been theorized across a range of contemporary disciplines. It then moves to more detailed accounts of political and cultural developments in the three principal states of the original Common Market—France, Germany and Italy. A third section explores the interrelated histories of Cyprus and Turkey that pose a leading geopolitical challenge to the Community. The book ends by tracing ideas of European unity from the Enlightenment to the present, and their bearing on the future of the Union. The New Old World offers a critical portrait of a continent now increasingly hailed as a moral and political example to the world at large.
Categories: Political Science

Review Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies Historical Systems and Civilizations

Review   Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies  Historical Systems  and Civilizations

If Antiquity is so relevant to the history of the modern world in the Antiquity -
FeudalismCapitalism trinity , if Antiquity leaves its “ civilizational imprint on its
successors ... On the first passage , he has his Passages from Antiquity to
Feudalism .

Author: Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015038055136

Category: Economic history

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Categories: Economic history

Feudal Social Formation in Early India

Feudal Social Formation in Early India

dalism - serfdom , manor , self - sufficient economic units , the feudalisation of
crafts and commerce , apart , of course , from ... which were the precursors of the
medieval manor ( Perry Anderson , Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism ,
second ...

Author: Dwijendra Narayan Jha

Publisher: South Asia Books

ISBN: UOM:39015016892443

Category: Social Science

Page: 427

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Categories: Social Science

Der Ostseeraum und Kontinentaleuropa 1100 1600

Der Ostseeraum und Kontinentaleuropa 1100 1600

They may also lead to a quite different family and Anderson , P . , 1975 :
Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism . Lonsocial organisation , in which the
position of the female is very don . strong in comparison to Scandinavian and
West European ...

Author: Detlef Kattinger

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061013465

Category: Baltic Sea Region

Page: 150

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Categories: Baltic Sea Region

English Questions

English Questions

The book concludes with a survey of the political conjuncture after the fall of Thatcher, which considers the prospects of the Labour Party within the context of the wider changes that have reshaped European social democracy in these years.

Author: Perry Anderson

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 0860915913

Category: History

Page: 370

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The intellectual reversals of the recent period. The book concludes with a survey of the political conjuncture after the fall of Thatcher, which considers the prospects of the Labour Party within the context of the wider changes that have reshaped European social democracy in these years.
Categories: History

From Slavery to Feudalism in South Western Europe

From Slavery to Feudalism in South Western Europe

... obviously , the incomplete – and possibly unjust – nature of my references . 27
E . Werner , ' De l ' esclavage à la féodalité ' , Annales : ESC , 17 ( 1962 ) , 930 –
9 . 28 P . Anderson , Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism ( London , 1974 ) .

Author: Pierre Bonnassie

Publisher: Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035316798

Category: France

Page: 352

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Categories: France

Revolutionary Ethiopia

Revolutionary Ethiopia

Bloch , Feudal Society , Vol . II , p . 445 . 42 . Anderson , Passages from Antiquity
to Feudalism , 447 . 43 . Markakis , Ethiopia , 101 . 44 . Michael Stahl notes the
Sidamo had been deprived of a great deal of its original population between
1882 ...

Author: Edmond Joseph Keller

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014444619

Category: History

Page: 307

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Revolutionary Ethiopia is the first comprehensive survey and analysis of the historical roots, development, and results of the Ethiopian revolution of September 1974, which ended the forty-four-year rule of Emperor Haile Selassie.
Categories: History

From Feudalism to Capitalism

From Feudalism to Capitalism

605 . 19 . Brenner , “ The Agrarian Roots of European Capitalism , ” pp . 224 – 26
. 20 . Marx , Capital 1 : 316 , n . 3 , and 699 – 700 . See also Marx , Capital 3 : 786
– 87 , and Anderson , Passages From Antiquity to Feudalism , p . 147 . 21 .

Author: Claudio J. Katz

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015015509451

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 197

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Katz offers a new reading of Karl Marx's theory of history. The book reexamines two incompatible versions of historical materialism: one ascribes the primary cause of historical development to technological progress, the other to class struggle. Katz argues that these versions are inadequate, both as interpretations of Marx's theory and as explanations of the problems of historical change. Through his analysis he offers a reconstruction of Marx's theory of radical social change, one that is "historically and theoretically more tenable."
Categories: Business & Economics

Telos

Telos

Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism is conceived as an introduction to the
second , much longer work . But , in many respects , Passages is the more
interesting of the two . It is Anderson's central thesis here that the specificity of
European ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000070103274

Category: Dialectical materialism

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Categories: Dialectical materialism

The Feudal Order

The Feudal Order

40 ; Perry Anderson , Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism , London , 1974 , pp .
1546 . 70 . The perception of feudalism as based on the ' structured dependence
of the entire peasantry on the lords ' ( JPS , VIII , No . 3 , April 1981 , 276 ; ibid .

Author: Dwijendra Narayan Jha

Publisher: Manohar Publishers and Distributors

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119817224

Category: Feudalism

Page: 539

View: 842

Whether or not Indian society in the early medieval period was feudal has remained an important issue of animated debate in Indian historiography for nearly four decades. The hypothesis of Indian feudalism has been criticised by traditional as well as by 'radical' historians, though both categories of scholars often seem to share a neo-colonialist perception of early Indian society as static. This volume brings together a vast mass of empirical data which shows the fallacy of their arguments. The book is divided into three parts, each devoted to an important aspect of the feudal phenomenon. The first part deals with the problem of transition from pre-feudal to feudal society and the second with the nature of state shaped largely by the growth of new classes as a result of agrarian changes, sluggish trade and the limited role of money in society. The third part explores the linkages between the socio-economic changes and the ideological trends noticeable in early medieval times. A collection of articles by eminent historians with an unquestionable grasp of the primary sources, the work underlines the heuristic value of the feudal construction for a meaningful understanding of historical processes at work in early medieval India. The editor's introduction convincingly refutes the arguments of the critics of the feudal model by drawing comparable material from European as well as Asian countries, and adds new dimension to the feudalism debate by relating it to developments in the field of religion, literature and art.
Categories: Feudalism

A Comprehensive History of India

A Comprehensive History of India

The crucial feature of feudalism is, therefore, not merely the existence of the
manor whose structure gave rise to a specific form of production relation and a
surplus exploitation ... 40; Perry Anderson, Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism,
pp.

Author: Kallidaikurichi Aiyah Nilakanta Sastri

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105210622457

Category: India

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Categories: India

Marxism and History

Marxism and History

806 : peasant proprietorship was the economic foundation of society during the
best periods of classical antiquity ' . M . I . Finley ... 39 , 43 , 44 , 173 , 179 ; P .
Anderson , Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism ( London , 1977 ) , p . 22 ; B . D
 ...

Author: Stephen Henry Rigby

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013235448

Category: Communism

Page: 314

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Marx's theory of history is often regarded as the most enduring and fruitful aspect of his intellectual legacy. His "historical materialism" has been the inspiration for some of the best historical writing in the works of scholars such as Eric Hobsbawm, E.P.Thompson, Rodney Hilton and Robert Brenner. S.H. Rigby establishes Marx's claims about social structure and historical change, discusses their use in his own and his followers' writings, and assesses the validity of his theories. He argues that Marx's social theories were profoundly contradictory and that Marxism has proved most useful when it is seen as a source of questions, concepts and hypotheses rather than as a philosophy of historical development.
Categories: Communism

City Trenches

City Trenches

18 Perry Anderson , Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism ( London : New Left
Books , 1974 ) , p . 148 . 19 " Thus a dynamic opposition of town and country was
alone possible in the feudal mode of production : opposition between an urban ...

Author: Ira Katznelson

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: UOM:39076006249846

Category: Neighborhood government

Page: 267

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In City Trenches, Ira Katznelson looks at an important phenomenon of the sixties-the resurgence of community activism-and explains its sources, challenges, and failure. Katznelson argues that the American working class perceives workplace politics and community politics as separate and distinct spheres, a perception that defeats attempts to address grievances or raise demands that break the rules of local politics or of bread-and-butter unionism. He supports his thesis with an absorbing case study of Washington Heights-Inwood, a multiethnic working-class community in Manhattan.
Categories: Neighborhood government