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The Asiatic Mode of Production in Relation to the Place of Geographical Factors in Historical Materialism

  • Marian Sawer
Part of the Studies in Social History book series (SISH, volume 3)

Abstract

Marx viewed history as the unfolding of successive modes of material production, culminating in industrial capitalism. He did not, however, regard these modes of production as evolving independently of the influence of the natural environment. For him, geographical factors not only provided the necessary conditions of production, but also played an important, and sometimes, crucial, role in determining forms of production and of social organisation.

Keywords

Productive Force Geographical Factor World History Historical Materialism Geographical Environment 
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© Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, Netherlands 1977

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  • Marian Sawer

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