Sources of Social Power A History of Power from the Beginning to AD 1760
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Description: Distinguishing four sources of power in human societies - ideological, economic, military, and political - The Sources of Social Power traces their interrelations throughout human history. In this first volume, Michael Mann examines inter-relations between these elements from neolithic times, through ancient Near Eastern civilizations, the classical Mediterranean age, and medieval Europe, up to just before the Industrial Revolution in England. It offers explanations of the emergence of the state and social stratification; of city-states, militaristic empires, and the persistent interaction between them; of the world salvation religions; and of the particular dynamism of medieval and early modern Europe. It ends by generalizing about the nature of overall social development, the varying forms of social cohesion, and the role of classes and class struggle in history. First published in 1986, this new edition of volume 1 includes a new preface by the author examining the impact and legacy of the work.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/10/2012
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
|Preface to the second edition|
|Societies as organized power networks|
|The end of general social evolution: how prehistoric peoples evaded power|
|The emergence of stratification, states and multi-power-actor civilisation in Mesopotamia|
|A comparative analysis of the emergence of stratification, states and multi-power-actor civilisations|
|The first empires of domination: the dialectics of compulsory cooperation|
|'Indo-Europeans' and iron: expanding, diversified power networks|
|Phoenicians and Greeks: decentralized multi-power-actor civilisations|
|Revitalized empires of domination: Assyria and Persia|
|The Roman territorial empire|
|Ideology transcendent: the Christian ecumene|
|A comparative excursus into the world religions: Confucianism, Islam, and (especially) Hindu caste|
|The European dynamic: I. the intensive phase, AD 800-1155|
|The European dynamics: II. the rise of coordinating states, 1155-1477|
|The European dynamic: III. international capitalism and organic national states, 1477-1760|
|European conclusions: explaining European dynamism - capitalism, Christendom, and states|
|Patterns of world-historical development in agrarian societies|