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Oriental despotism : a comparative study of total power.

Author: Karl August Wittfogel
Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press, 1957.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Theorizes on the origins of despotism and its modern forms.
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Wittfogel, Karl August, 1896-1988.
Oriental despotism.
New Haven, Yale University Press, 1957
(OCoLC)756467906
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karl August Wittfogel
OCLC Number: 493804
Description: xix, 556 pages 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The Natural Setting of Hydraulic Society --
Ch. 2. Hydraulic Economy-a Managerial and Genuinely Political Economy --
Ch. 3. A State Stronger than Society --
Ch. 4. Despotic Power-Total and Not Benevolent --
Ch. 5. Total Terror-Total Submission-Total Loneliness --
Ch. 6. The Core, the Margin, and the Submargin of Hydraulic Societies --
Ch. 7. Patterns of Proprietary Complexity in Hydraulic Society --
Ch. 8. Classes in Hydraulic Society --
Ch. 9. The Rise and Fall of the Theory of the Asiatic Mode of Production --
Ch. 10. Oriental Society in Transition.

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Theorizes on the origins of despotism and its modern forms.

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