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Title:
Passages from antiquity to feudalism
Author:
Anderson, Perry.
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Physical Description:
304 pages ; 20 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1550 Lexile.
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ISBN:
9780860917090
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Book

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Summary

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.


Author Notes

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 .