Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism (Verso Classics) (Paperback)

By Perry Anderson

Verso, 9781859841075, 308pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 1996

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This is an historical account of Europe, from the Ancient Greeks to modern absolutist monarchies. It considers the transition from classical antiquity to feudalism in Europe.

About the Author

Perry Anderson is the author of, among other books, "Spectrum, Lineages of the Absolutist State, Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, Considerations on Western Marxism, English Questions, The Origins of Postmodernity," and "The New Old World." He teaches history at UCLA and is on the editorial board of "New Left Review."

Praise For Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism (Verso Classics)

“A complex, beautifully interwoven and controlled account of Europe from the ancient Greeks to modern absolutist monarchies ... exhilarating.”—Moses Finley, Guardian

“A most stimulating introduction to the understanding of modern capitalist society ... It is the breadth and the sweep of Anderson’s interpretation which impresses, It is a synthesis which gives a convincing explanation of the development of European feudalism, whether that of East or West, Baltic or Mediterranean.”—Rodney Hilton

“Quite splendid ... A powerful and lucid intelligence.”—Eric Hobsbawm, New Statesman

“The breath-taking range of conception and architectural skill with which it has been executed make this work a formidable intellectual experience.”—Keith Thomas, New York Review of Books