The Resource Lineages of the absolutist state, Perry Anderson

Lineages of the absolutist state, Perry Anderson

Label
Lineages of the absolutist state
Title
Lineages of the absolutist state
Statement of responsibility
Perry Anderson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 the more 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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Cataloging source
ACLSE
Dewey number
321/.6/094
Index
index present
LC call number
JC381
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Verso world history series
Label
Lineages of the absolutist state, Perry Anderson
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: London : NLB, 1974
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I.Western Europe. The absolutist state in the West -- Class and state : problems of periodization -- Spain -- France -- England -- Italy -- Sweden -- II. Eastern Europe. The absolutist state in the East -- Nobility and monarchy : the Eastern variant -- Prussia -- Poland -- Austria -- Russia -- The house of Islam -- III. Conclusions -- A. Japanese feudalism -- B. The 'Asiatic mode of production.'
Control code
ocn961882716
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (573 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306918138
Lccn
2013427021
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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623064
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.b36891952
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961882716
  • acls1306918138

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