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

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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.
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).
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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

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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 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

Theoretical Engagements in Geopolitical Economy

Theoretical Engagements in Geopolitical Economy

Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Allen, R. C. (2011). Global economic history: A very
short introduction (Vol. 282). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Anderson, P. (2013)
. Lineages of the absolutist state (Verso world history series). London, New York:
 ...

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Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781785602948

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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This two part volume paves the way, advancing Geopolitical Economy as a new approach to the study of international relations and international political economy. They expose the theoretical limitations of the latter in Part I and the analytical limitations in Part II.
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Economic Development and Political Action in the Arab World

Economic Development and Political Action in the Arab World

Alexander, Y. (2013) 'Terrorism in North Africa and the Sahel in 2012: Global
Reach and Implications', Arlington: ... Anderson, P. (2013) Lineages of the
Absolutist State (Verso World History Series), Brooklyn and London: Verso, Verso
World ...

Author: M.A. Mohamed Salih

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135081157

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Analysis of North African revolt against authoritarianism, known as the ‘Arab Spring’, embraced reductionist explanations such as the social media, youth unemployment and citizens’ agitations to regain dignity in societies humiliated by oppressive regimes. This book illustrates that reductionist approaches can only elucidate some symptoms of a social problem while leaving unexplained the economic and political structures which contributed to it. One outcome of quiescence, resource-based ethnic and sectarian conflicts and faulty development paradigm is deepened inequality and a wedge between winners and losers or affluence, wealth and power vis-à-vis poverty and hunger among humiliated jobless and hope-less masses. The book blends theories of development and transition to explain the complex factors which contributed to North Africans’ revolt against authoritarianism and its long-term consequences for political development in the Arab World. This timely book is of great interest to researchers and students in Development Studies, Economics and Middle Eastern Studies as well as policy makers and democracy, human rights and social justice activists in the Arab world.
Categories: Business & Economics

Hungary s Crisis of Democracy

Hungary   s Crisis of Democracy

Lineages of the Absolutist State (Verso World History Series). Verso Books.
Anderson, P. (2015). American foreign policy and its thinkers. Verso Books.
Andor, L. (1996). Economic transformation and political stability in East Central
Europe.

Author: Peter Wilkin

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739187920

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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This book examines the crisis of democracy in Hungary since the election of the Fidesz government in 2010. It argues that Fidesz seeks to challenge the capitalist and democratic transformation that shaped Hungary after the fall of communism by increasing the power of the state over crucial aspects of the economy, society, and the political system.
Categories: Political Science

The New Old World

The New Old World

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Author: Perry Anderson

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781844677214

Category: History

Page: 561

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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.
Categories: History

Spectrum

Spectrum

Perry Anderson, eminent historian of the New Left, assesses the competing claims of rival intellectual groupings from the far right, the liberal centre and the Marxist left.

Author: Perry Anderson

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1859845274

Category: Political Science

Page: 398

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Perry Anderson, eminent historian of the New Left, assesses the competing claims of rival intellectual groupings from the far right, the liberal centre and the Marxist left.
Categories: Political Science

The H word

The H word

In the first full historical study of its fortunes as a concept, Perry Anderson traces its emergence in Ancient Greece and its rediscovery during the upheavals of 1848-1849 in Germany.

Author: Perry Anderson

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781786633682

Category: PHILOSOPHY

Page: 208

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A fascinating history of the political theory of hegemony Few terms are so widely used in the literature of international relations and political science, with so little agreement about their exact meaning, as hegemony. In the first full historical study of its fortunes as a concept, Perry Anderson traces its emergence in Ancient Greece and its rediscovery during the upheavals of 1848-1849 in Germany. He then follows its checkered career in revolutionary Russia, fascist Italy, Cold War America, Gaullist France, Thatcher's Britain, post-colonial India, feudal Japan, Maoist China, eventually arriving at the world of Merkel and May, Bush and Obama. The result is a surprising and fascinating expedition into global intellectual history, ending with reflections on the contemporary political landscape.
Categories: PHILOSOPHY

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science

The differences in historical environment and the divergent trajectories not only
shed light on the problems confronting ... Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism.
London: Verso. 1974b. Lineages of the Absolutist State. London: Verso. Aslund,
A.

Author: Robert E. Goodin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191619793

Category: Political Science

Page: 1312

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Drawing on the rich resources of the ten-volume series of The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science, this one-volume distillation provides a comprehensive overview of all the main branches of contemporary political science: political theory; political institutions; political behavior; comparative politics; international relations; political economy; law and politics; public policy; contextual political analysis; and political methodology. Sixty-seven of the top political scientists worldwide survey recent developments in those fields and provide penetrating introductions to exciting new fields of study. Following in the footsteps of the New Handbook of Political Science edited by Robert Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann a decade before, this Oxford Handbook will become an indispensable guide to the scope and methods of political science as a whole. It will serve as the reference book of record for political scientists and for those following their work for years to come.
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Comparative Political Economy

Comparative Political Economy

States, Markets and Global Capitalism Ben Clift ... Abdelal, R., Blyth, M. and
Parsons, C. (2010) 'Constructing the International Economy', in R. Abdelal, M.
Blyth and C. Parsons (eds), Constructing the International Economy, (Ithaca, ...
Ahmad, S. (1990) 'Adam Smith's Four Invisible Hands', History of Political
Economy, (22)1: 137–44. ... Anderson, P. (1974) Lineages of the Absolutist State
(London: Verso).

Author: Ben Clift

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137406002

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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This new textbook provides an authoritative analysis of Comparative Political Economy and how it can help us to understand the global capitalist marketplace in the 21st century in all its variant forms. The author provides broad-ranging empirical examples throughout and relates classical concerns to current international affairs.
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Confronting the Costs of War

Confronting the Costs of War

See Perry Anderson, Lineages of the Absolutist State (New York: Verso Press,
1974); Richard Bean, “War and the Birth of the Nation State,” Journal of
Economic History 33 (March 1973):203–21; John Brewer, Sinews of War (Boston:
Unwin ...

Author: Michael N. Barnett

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400820707

Category: History

Page: 396

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What determines the strategies by which a state mobilizes resources for war? And does war preparation strengthen or weaken the state in relation to society? In addressing these questions, Michael Barnett develops a novel theoretical framework that traces the connection between war preparation and changes in state-society relations, and applies that framework to Egypt from 1952 to 1977 and Israel from 1948 through 1977. Confronting the Costs of War addresses major issues in international relations, comparative politics, and Middle Eastern studies.
Categories: History

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.
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States of War

States of War

I am guided here by Michael Geyer, “Historical Fictions of Autonomy and the
Europeanization of National History,” ... 100; Perry Anderson, Lineages of the
Absolutist State (London: Verso, 1979); Charles Tilly, “War Making and State
Making as ...

Author: David William Bates

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231528665

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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We fear that the growing threat of violent attack has upset the balance between existential concepts of political power, which emphasize security, and traditional notions of constitutional limits meant to protect civil liberties. We worry that constitutional states cannot, during a time of war, terror, and extreme crisis, maintain legality and preserve civil rights and freedoms. David Williams Bates allays these concerns by revisiting the theoretical origins of the modern constitutional state, which, he argues, recognized and made room for tensions among law, war, and the social order. We traditionally associate the Enlightenment with the taming of absolutist sovereign power through the establishment of a legal state based on the rights of individuals. In his critical rereading, Bates shows instead that Enlightenment thinkers conceived of political autonomy in a systematic, theoretical way. Focusing on the nature of foundational violence, war, and existential crises, eighteenth-century thinkers understood law and constitutional order not as constraints on political power but as the logical implication of that primordial force. Returning to the origin stories that informed the beginnings of political community, Bates reclaims the idea of law, warfare, and the social order as intertwining elements subject to complex historical development. Following an analysis of seminal works by seventeenth-century natural-law theorists, Bates reviews the major canonical thinkers of constitutional theory (Locke, Montesquieu, and Rousseau) from the perspective of existential security and sovereign power. Countering Carl Schmitt's influential notion of the autonomy of the political, Bates demonstrates that Enlightenment thinkers understood the autonomous political sphere as a space of law protecting individuals according to their political status, not as mere members of a historically contingent social order.
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The Spell of Power

The Spell of Power

A History of Balinese Politics, 1650-1940 H.G.C. Schulte Nordholt ... [Monograph
Series 62.] 1983 Imagined communities; Reflections on the origin and spread of
nationalism. London: Verso. Anderson, P. 1974 Lineages of the absolutist state.

Author: H.G.C. Schulte Nordholt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004253759

Category: History

Page: 400

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The first comprehensive history of Balinese politics from the middle of the 17th century till the end of Dutch colonial rule in 1942. Based on extensive research in colonial archives in the Netherlands and Indonesia, a variety of Balinese historical narratives, interviews with former colonial officials as well as many Balinese, and fieldwork data concerning temples, rituals, and oral histories.
Categories: History

The Origins of Postmodernity

The Origins of Postmodernity

Beginning in the Hispanic world of the 1930s, the text takes the reader through to the 70s, when Lyotard and Habermas gave the idea of postmodernism wider currency and finally the 90s, with the work of Fredric Jameson.

Author: Perry Anderson

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1859842224

Category: History

Page: 143

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Traces the genesis, consolidation and consequences of the postmodern idea. Beginning in the Hispanic world of the 1930s, the text takes the reader through to the 70s, when Lyotard and Habermas gave the idea of postmodernism wider currency and finally the 90s, with the work of Fredric Jameson.
Categories: History

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

New Revision Series. ... Cofounder , Verso Books , New York , NY . ... Anderson
is also a history and sociology professor at University of California - Los Angeles
and has published important volumes ... In 1974 he completed two books ,
Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism and Lineages of the Absolutist State , in
which he ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: 0787678937

Category: Authors

Page: 452

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Democratization in America

Democratization in America

A Comparative-Historical Analysis Desmond King, Robert C. Lieberman,
Gretchen Ritter, Laurence Whitehead ... 1974. Lineages of the Absolutist State.
London: Verso. Ansolabehere, Stephen D., Shanto Iyengar, and Adam Simon.
1999.

Author: Desmond King

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801893247

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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The essays in this volume examine democracy’s development in the United States, demonstrating how that process has shaped—and continues to shape—the American political system. Scholars of American politics commonly describe the political development of the United States as exceptional and distinct from that of other advanced industrial democracies. They point to the United States as the longest-lived and most stable liberal democracy in history. What they often fail to mention, though, is that it took considerable time to extend democracy throughout the country. The contributors to this volume suggest that it is intellectually fruitful to consider the U.S. case in comparison to other countries. They argue that the development of democracy is ongoing in America; that even with a written constitution grounded in liberal democracy, the meaning and significance of U.S. democracy are still evolving. This volume shows that democratization and the pursuit of democracy are processes affected by multiple and continuing challenges—including such issues as citizenship, race, institution building, and political movements—as patterns and practices of politics and governance continue to change. This innovative approach contributes significantly to comparative democratization studies, a field normally confined to Latin America and former communist countries. The U.S. case is a unique reference point for students of American political development and comparative democratization.
Categories: Political Science

How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions

How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions

Lineages of the Absolutist State. london: new left Books, 1974. ——— [1976]. ...
In the Tracks of HistoricalMaterialism: The Wellek Library Lectures. london: verso,
1983. ——— [1983], “geoffrey de ste Croix and the ancient world.” in A Zone of ...

Author: Neil

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 9781608462650

Category: Political Science

Page: 840

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A historical defense of the concept of bourgeois revolution, from the sixteenth century to the twentieth.
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Colonial and Global Interfacings

Colonial and Global Interfacings

Imperial Hegemonies and Democratizing Resistances Gary Backhaus, John
Murungi ... Anderson, Perry. Lineages of the Absolutist State. London: Verso,
1974. Anghie, Antony. ... Bailyn, Bernard. Atlantic History: Concept and Contours.

Author: Gary Backhaus

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443809313

Category: Political Science

Page: 285

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How space is owned through practices of domination that emerged through colonialism and have been sustained through capitalist social relations in a 'post-colonial' context. How Imperial power created, in Foucault's words, a 'boomerang effect' whereby the techniques developed to control and subjugate colonial subjects worked with such efficiency that they were imported back into Western societies to create new orders of control. How while new social movements such as the Zapatistas have remapped the rural and developed new ways to challenge and transform politics, Western societies have sought to reconstruct the world order through economic processes and military strategy. How the self-image of the West is shaped by its relationship with the 'Rest,' but also how the rest has found news ways of constructing identity that are now transforming the West as people, images, commodities, and meanings flow through the global economy. The cases considered cover every continent, contrast the West with the East as well as the global North with the global South, and prompt us to take history seriously in the construction of the present. Addressing the current buzzwords that have spread from geography across the social sciences and the humanities, this book will appeal to researchers and practitioners fascinated by the connections between cultural representation, power, spatiality, and how the ways we have been thinking about the world are open to question.
Categories: Political Science