modes of production

wpc at cs.strath.ac.uk wpc at cs.strath.ac.uk
Tue Mar 7 02:12:54 MST 1995


Alex Writes:
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Concerning transitions from one mode of production to another, it
shouldn't be supposed that all societies everywhere have followed or will
follow the same trajectory. For example, the type of society we call
feudalism really flourished only in western Europe (and Japan too?)
Elsewhere there was what Marx referred to as the "Asiatic mode of
production" (Oriental despotism) with different characteristics that
should not be conflated with "feudalism."
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Paul Cockshott replies

Check out the Bornu empire in west africa.


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