Oriental despotism; a comparative study of total power.


New Haven, Yale University Press, 1957.

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Subjects Asia -- History.
Asia -- Politics and government.
Asia -- Social life and customs.
Asien.
Civilisation orientale.
Civilization, Oriental.
Despotie.
Despotism.
Despotisme.
Herrschaftssystem.
Irrigation -- Aspect politique.
Irrigation.
Islam.
Sociale organisatie.
Soziologie.
Tirannie.
Totalitarisme.
Totalitarismus.
Wasserversorgung.
Description xix, 556 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date 1957.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-529).
Summary Theorizes on the origins of despotism and its modern forms.
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.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)493804
(OCoLC)ocm00493804
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Wittfogel, Karl August, 1896-1988.
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