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Oriental Despotism #2020

Oriental Despotism Karl Wittfogel jedan je od vode ih svjetskih stru njaka za kinesku povijest Do godine slovio je kao teoreti ar Tre e internacionale za pitanja Dalekog istoka U ovom djelu koje ve pripada klasici

  • Title: Oriental Despotism
  • Author: Karl A. Wittfogel
  • ISBN: 9780758100528
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback
  • Oriental Despotism By Karl A. Wittfogel, Karl Wittfogel jedan je od vode ih svjetskih stru njaka za kinesku povijest Do 1931 godine slovio je kao teoreti ar Tre e internacionale za pitanja Dalekog istoka U ovom djelu koje ve pripada klasici novije sociolo ke i historiografske literature Karl Wittfogel istra uje osnove ekstremnih oblika despotizma i razloge za to se takav despotizam javio upravo na Istoku, a nKarl Wittfogel jedan je od vode ih svjetskih stru njaka za kinesku povijest Do 1931 godine slovio je kao teoreti ar Tre e internacionale za pitanja Dalekog istoka U ovom djelu koje ve pripada klasici novije sociolo ke i historiografske literature Karl Wittfogel istra uje osnove ekstremnih oblika despotizma i razloge za to se takav despotizam javio upravo na Istoku, a ne na Zapadu Da bi odgovorio na to pitanje Karl Wittfogel istra uje drevna dru tva Kine, Egipta, Indije, Perzije, Mezopotamije, Inka i Latinske Amerike U osnovi njegove analize stoji pojam hidrauli ko dru tvo koje se razvija na podru ju gdje je obra ivanje zemlje mogu e pomo u izgradnje irigacionog sistema to omogu uje kori tenje i kontroliranje vodenih tokova Analizom tih dru tava i njihove uloge u povijesti, Wittfogel je ukazao na izvore, razmjere i doma aje nekapitalisti kog razvoja velikih podru ja uspore uju i ih sustavno sa suvremenim sistemima vlasti Knjiga je do sada nenadma ena u pogledu detaljnog opisa funkcioniranja svih razina orijentalne despocije, organizacije svakodnevnog ivota podanika, uloge religije u dr avi, na ina konstituiranja vladaju e elite i oblika kulture.

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    1. I found this book to be highly entertaining and thought provoking, although it is not the sort of work that ages well Simultaneously an overarching study of world history and an anti Soviet polemic, the book explores Marx s concept of the Asiatic mode of production by comparing the socioeconomic structures of historical Asian and other non Western civilizations Wittfogel finds authoritarian modes of government to be linked to the needs of river valley societies, which require a high degree of ce [...]

    2. Marxist GeopoliticsSince this book is long out of print let me start with the abbreviated table of contents Contents PrefaceIntroduction1 The natural setting of hydraulic society 2 Hydraulic economy, a managerial and genuinely political economy 3 A state stronger than society 4 Despotic power, total and not benevolent 5 Total terror, total submission, total loneliness6 The core, the margin, and the submargin of hydraulic societies 7 Patterns of proprietary complexity in hydraulic society 8 Class [...]

    3. Powerful argument, good logical layout Hydraulic economies Those based on huge water projects, either irrigation or flood control require large corvees of labor, generally require autocrats, and morph into monumental constructions and armies Farming tends to be high intensity and productive peasants often have control over their own farming practices, but little else Intensive agriculture allows very high productivity per acre , so high populations The state, originally managed save in conquest [...]

    4. A remarkable piece of macro sociological synthesis, which is both profound and very much self consciously of its moment in the 1950s Wittfogel, former Weimar playright and Frankfurt Schooler become virulent anti totalitarian intellectual Cold Warrior, provides a profound reading of how the biophysical need to manipulate water for agriculture and flood control interacts with political and social institutions to produce either liberty or despotism.

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