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Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism

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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.

About the Author

Perry Anderson is the author of, among other books, Spectrum, Lineages of the Absolutist State, Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, Considerations on Western Marxism, English Questions, The Origins of Postmodernity, and The New Old World. He teaches history at UCLA and is on the editorial board of New Left Review.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780860917090
Publisher:
Verso
Location:
London :
Author:
ANDERSON, PERRY
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Feudalism
Subject:
World
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 40
Publication Date:
19850717
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » General
History and Social Science » World History » European History General

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