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Lineages Of The Absolutist State

Author : Perry Anderson
ISBN : 086091710X
Genre : Political Science
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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).
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Lineages Of The Absolutist State Verso World History Series

Author : Perry Anderson
ISBN : 9781781680100
Genre : History
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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. 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.
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Lineages Of The Absolutist State

Author : Perry Anderson
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Genre : History
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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. 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.
Category: History

Passages From Antiquity To Feudalism

Author : Perry Anderson
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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.
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Politica Methodice Digesta

Author : Emilio Bonfatti
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Obwohl "Foderalismus" zu den zentralen Themen des politischen Denkens und seiner Geschichte gehort, fehlt es doch an einer Darstellung seiner Entwicklung. Johannes Althusius (1562-1638) gehort zweifellos zu den Ahnen dieser Tradition. Er zeigt eine nichtstaatliche Form des Foderalismus, die desto notwendiger wird, je mehr sich nichtstaatliche Prozesse und Erscheinungen in der europaischen Entwicklung abspielen. Zwar bleibt die moderne Welt von der standischen Gesellschaft des 16. Jahrhunderts entfernt, das heutige Europa ist gleichwohl ein ?Gemeinwesen' von politischen Subjekten, die autonom konstituiert sind. Die Pakte und Vertrage, die sie eingehen, konnen durch keine hohere Rechtsquelle ratifiziert werden und erhalten ihre Geltung aus keiner der ublichen Kategorien der modernen Staatlichkeit. Gerade angesichts dieser zunehmenden Komplexitat der modernen Geschichte kann Althusius wichtige Hilfsmittel anbieten. Die vierzehn Beitrage dieses Buches versuchen, das Verhaltnis des Althusius zu der Moderne in dieser Perspektive zu erforschen, und dies sowohl durch die Erorterung der entscheidenden Begriffe seiner Lehre als auch durch eine Schilderung der Krafte, die in seinem historischen Umfeld wirkten.
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The New Old World

Author : Perry Anderson
ISBN : 9781844677214
Genre : History
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This book offers a magisterial analysis of Europe's development since the end of the Cold War. A major work of modern history and political analysis, "The New-Old World" punctures both domestic and American myths about continental Europe. Surveying the post-Cold War trajectory of European power and the halting progress towards social and economic integration, Perry Anderson draws out the connections between the EU's eastward expansion, a foreign policy largely subservient to America's, and the popular rejection of the European Constitution. As a neoliberal economic project, pushed forward by a succession of centrist governments, the European Union cannot afford to allow its peoples a free choice that might dash elite schemes of a post-national democracy.Anderson explores Hayek's suggestion that protecting a market economy might require exactly this kind of inter-state structure, out of reach of popular opposition. With landmark chapters on France, Germany, Italy and Turkey, and a wide-ranging survey of current theories of the Union, "The New-Old World" offers an iconoclastic portrait of a continent that is now being increasingly hailed as a moral and political exemplar for the world at large.
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Sociology Of Underdevelopment

Author : Rajendra Pandey
ISBN : CORNELL:31924059234538
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Telos

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Absolutism In Seventeenth Century Europe

Author : John Miller
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Genre : Despotism
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Annotation Most Seventeenth Century European Monarchs ruled territories which were culturally and institutionally diverse. Forced by the escalating scale of war to mobilise evermore men and money they tried to bring these territories under closer control, overriding regional and sectional liberties. This was justified by a theory stressing the monarchs absolute power and his duty to place the good of his state before particular interests. The essays of this volume analyse this process in states at very different stages of economic and political development and assess the great gulf that often existed between the monarchs power in theory and in practice.
Category: Despotism

Feudalism To Capitalism

Author : John E. Martin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039283051
Genre : Agriculture
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Libert Galit Fiscalit

Author : Michael Kwass
ISBN : UOM:39015032423389
Genre : France
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Europe And The Americas

Author : Jeremy Smith
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114406460
Genre : History
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The reconstructed histories of interaction between Europe and the New World introduced here cast new light on the nature of the early modern world. This fresh perspective will grab the attention of historians, sociologists and social theorists alike.
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Colonial And Global Interfacings

Author : Gary Backhaus
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124040770
Genre : Political Science
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Contains studies that investigate the manner in which historical colonializing projects rested upon globalizing meta-narratives: theodicies and economic justifications. This title also includes case studies of specific interfacing sites: Singapore, South Africa, and Micronesia.
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Justicia

Author : Harriet Rudolph
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029800757
Genre : Criminal justice, Administration of
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Category: Criminal justice, Administration of