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Transiciones de la antigüedad al feudalismo

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La transición de la Antigüedad clásica al feudalismo ha sido menos estudiada dentro del materialismo histórico que la transición del feudalismo al capitalismo. En esta obra se estudian algunos de los problemas referentes al desarrollo europeo que surgen del paso del mundo antiguo al mundo medieval. A partir de un análisis de carácter general del modo de producción esclavis ...more
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Published September 1st 1980 by Siglo XXI de España Editores (first published January 1974)
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Amirsaman
یونانی بود که کار در آن عار بود و بردهداری رایج. از هم میپاشد و روم بر سر کار میآید و مسیحیت نیز به آن اضافه میشود. قرن چهارم-پنجم بعد از میلاد ژرمنهای بدویزی به فرهنگ رومی متمدن اضافه میشوند و فئودالیسم زاده میشود. جایی که بردهداری دیگر جواب نبود و در نتیجه دهقان را به زمینِ ارباب میچسباندند و راه فراری هم نبود. البته در هرجایی از اروپا یک جور رشد کرد.
مشکل فئودالیسم را برای پادشاه این بود که قدرت واقعی در دست اربابان و لردهایش بود. خارج از کتاب باید اضافه کنم که شاه ایران هم لابد از همین
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lyell bark
Jan 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
if you've a hankering for a nice bit of marxist historiography about the transition of slave owning society of grecco-roman antiquity to the feudal kingdoms of western europe + some kewl stuff about eastern europe and the balkans boy do i have the book for you *hands u this book*
Tiarnan O
Useful Marxist survey of the 'transition' from antique societies to feudalism in Europe. I have issues with Anderson's Poulantzian typological approach, which categorises 'social formations' in terms of the combination of modes of productions inherent within them.

At times this slips into a combination of the worst aspects of Althusserian structuralism, Whiggish progressivism, and ortho-Marxist teleology; equally, at times his application of a Marxist lens to the incredibly wide-rangi
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Camilo Ruiz Tassinari
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
Perry Anderson has written an outstanding book, a 300 page-long display of erudition and capacity to synthetize. The author writes about 2000 years of history as if he were a specialist in each of the periods and regions he writes about. Anderson masters the national academic production of virtually every country and time period, from Portugal to Russia, from Sweden to Greece; most of the times in the original language. Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism is a classic, and everyone with a mild ...more
Inna
May 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great book dealing with the question of how societies reach a crisis and deal with it using examples of the passage from antiquity to both West European and East European feudalism. Anderson analyzed the place of unfree labor within the ancient world pointing out how Athenian freedom was dependent on its imperialist politics and Spartan freedom on slavery - both creating resentments and instability creating an opening for Hellenist states and then for Rome. Then he analyzes the fall of Rome as ...more
Malcolm
One of history's (the discipline) primary organising principles is periodisation: for those of us whose job it is, the approach helps us sort and make sense of the past and our work, but it is also a basic weakness that at times obscures the big picture. Although written nearly 40 years ago, this title remains an extremely useful place to start to get a sense of the grand sweep of nearly 2000 years of European history from the early Greek city-states to the ecnomic and social crisis of feudalism ...more
Rob Keenan
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a read. Dense for sure, with parts that definitely went over my head but fascinating stuff. The Anderson brothers never fail to disappoint and this Marxist history of social change from the titular "Antiquity to Feudalism" certainly lives up to its lofty ambition. Packed full of well cited information this is a piece of work that will undoubtedly lend itself to returns and rereads in the future.
Konstans
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the beginning was the word and was the money....beyond all the books whose titles consist of words such as "economy", "monetary","finance" etc., this book shows us how powerful the money is without saying this directly and also makes us understand how the money shapes and leads the destinies and conditionals of nation. In his work, Mr.Anderson actually focuses on who ancestors of feudalism are hence early middle ages is its centre point and this centre point's circle is antiquity (the beginni ...more
Murray
Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism is a strong example of the meaningful insights a sociological history can offer a summary of an elongated period. True to form Anderson delivers an intelligent and exceptionally well written analysis that honestly acknowledges its Marxist heritage. Anderson, almost typically, has written a history of Europe from Antiquity to Feudalism and a historiographical attack on his poorer peers in the footnotes.
Joseph Jupille
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't rate this - who am I to judge?

I learned a lot about the period, lots of stuff that I think is important in the grand scheme. I am really glad I read this. Now, onto Lineages of the Absolutist State.
James Wentworth
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is no better scholarly survey of the paths of feudalism. The short chapters on Greece and Rome are worth the price of the book. Yes, it goes deeply into the social relations, the types of peasantry and royalty, but Perry Anderson is, after all, Europe's most important intellectual, and a marxist one at that.
Augusto Delgado
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, marxism, science
Very well written book on how the Feudal Mode of Production was formed from the synthesis of the collapse of antiquity (the slave mode of production) with the invading barbarians communal modes of production.

Perry Anderson presents this tome as a prologue to a second, bigger one called "Lineages of the Absolutist State" which someday we'll read it.

Back to our book, Anderson devotes the first part to depicting how the Slave Mode of Production developed as a peculiarity mainly on the
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Constantinos (Gus) Kalogeropoulos
A magisterial survey of ancient and feudal modes of production. Perry Anderson showcases the power of the historical materialist method and explores how the functioning of ancient and medieval economies and social systems gave rise to serious contradictions and blockages which only revolutionary changes in the economic and social base were able to surpass. Feudalism, which Anderson posits consisted essentially of a dialectical synthesis between the ancient slave mode of production with Germanic ...more
Kaya Tokmakçıoğlu
Perry Anderson'dan "Mutlakıyetçi Devletin Anahatları"nı önceleyen bir yapıt "Antikiteden Feodalizme Geçişler". Anderson'ın "tarihçi" gözlüğüyle baktığı zaman ne kadar iyi işler çıkarabildiğinin de bir kanıtı aynı zamanda. Bir araya getirilen metinler ve tüm kitabın silsilesi biraz karmaşık ve detaycı olsa da üretim tarzı, üretici güçler, süreç, özne-nesne diyalektiği gibi Marksizmin kalbinde yatan kavramları "karanlık" olarak addedilen bir dönem için yeniden üretiyor Anderson. Uygur Kocabaşoğlu' ...more
Nicolas Valin
Apr 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Desde un punto de vista claramente marxista, pero no por eso de menor calidad analítica, Perry Anderson estudia las transiciones sociales, políticas y económicas que ha sufrido la humanidad desde la Antigua Grecia, pasando por Roma hasta la aparición del Feudalismo atravesando el período de la “Edad Oscura”. Perry Anderson se centra en el análisis de los modos de producción y como estos se han ido transformando, perpetuando y suplantando a lo largo del siglo V hasta el VIII. Esta obra, considera ...more
Ivonne
Sep 22, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A book filled with marxism but with an acucrate content and a must if you intend to investigate on feudalism and the transition from antiquity to it, with all it's changes and major accidents.
Abbhinav Arya
Feb 13, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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nice book
Aman Kumar
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good
Rodney97
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent analysis of the subtle ways in which modes of production are undermined by their own contradictions, leading in this case from antiquity to feudalism.
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Perry Anderson (born 1938) is a Marxist intellectual and historian. He is Professor of History and Sociology at UCLA and an editor of the New Left Review. He is the brother of historian Benedict Anderson.

He was an influence on the New Left. He bore the brunt of the disapproval of E. P. Thompson in the latter's The Poverty of Theory, in a controversy during the late 1970s over the scientific Marxis
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“No special privilege has been granted to Marxist historiography as such. Despite the changes of recent decades, the great bulk of serious historical work in the 20th century has been written by historians foreign to Marxism. Historical materialism is not a finished science; nor have all its practitioners been of a similar calibre. There are fields of historiography which are dominated by Marxist research; there are more, in which non-Marxist contributions are superior in quality and quantity to Marxist; and there are perhaps even more, where no Marxist interventions exist at all. The only permissible criterion of discrimination, in a comparative survey which must consider works coming from such different horizons, is their intrinsic solidity and intelligence. Maximum awareness and respect for the scholarship of historians outside the boundaries of Marxism is not incompatible with rigorous pursuit of a Marxist historical enquiry: it is a condition of it. Conversely, Marx and Engels themselves can never be taken simply at their word: the errors of their writings on the past should not be evaded or ignored, but identified and criticized. To do so is not to depart from historical materialism, but to rejoin it. There is no place for any fideism in rational knowledge, which is necessarily cumulative; and the greatness of the founders of new sciences has never been proof against misjudgments or myths, any more than it has been impaired by them. To take ‘liberties’ with the signature of Marx is in this sense merely to enter into the freedom of Marxism.” 0 likes
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