[Marxism] Asiatic Mode of Production
alanb1000 at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 9 18:17:35 MDT 2005
From: "Charles Brown"
> I think Fred Feldman hits the key historical
> materialist uniqueness of Europe. It is that
> incipient capitalist Europe, unlike China or India
> West Africa, are culturally and historically in the
> Greek and Roman tradition of slavery and conquest.
> The countries with socalled Asiatic modes lack these
> literally _imperial_ traditions.
You're kidding, aren't you?
Then again, it's quite possible that the high point of
China's maritime trade with the outside world may have
occurred during the Yuan dynasty.
The Yuan were, of course, descendents of the Genghis Khan.
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