Origins, Context and Method

  • Terence J. Byres


This essay concerns the peasantry, petty commodity producers and the transition to capitalism. Its approach is that of Marxist political economy, which I shall refer to hereafter simply as ‘political economy’. There are, of course, other methods of political economy, but these are not my concern here.


Comparative Method Poor Country Historical Contingency Permanent Settlement Agrarian Transition 
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© Terence J. Byres 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Terence J. Byres
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  1. 1.School of Oriental and African StudiesUniversity of LondonUK

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