The State and the Tributary Mode of Production

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Verso, 1993 - Feudalism - 339 pages
 

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Contents

Introduction i
9
Historical Materialism and Historical Explanation
19
A Marxist Approach to the State
32
The Economic and the Nature of Determination
40
Modes of Power
51
The Feudal or the Tributary Mode?
63
the Dominant Mode of
70
Mode of Production Social Formation and the
87
The Byzantine Paradigm
109
Institutional Forms and Real Relations
129
Tributary States Ruling Elites and State Autonomy
140
State Formation and the Struggle for Surplus
203
Absolute or Relative Autonomy?
266
Notes
274
Index
332
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