From Feudalism to Capitalism

Social and Political Change in Castile and Western Europe, 1250–1520

Series: Historical Materialism Book Series, Volume: 252

Author: Carlos Astarita Translator: David Broder


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Carlos Astarita’s From Feudalism to Capitalism: Social and Political Change in Castile and Western Europe, 1250–1520 presents for an English-speaking readership a major intervention in a number of debates in Marxist historiography. The work has four thematic nuclei: the socio-political evolution that led to the feudal state, the genesis of capitalist rural production, the class struggle and the relationship of these factors with the commercial flow between regions. Received interpretations are revaluated through a series of original case studies that greatly enrich our understanding of theoretical terms, and suggest new interpretations of the absolutist state, the temporal validity of the law of value and the origins of capitalism.

This book was originally published in Spanish as Del feudalismo al capitalismo/i> by Publicacions Universitat de València (PUV), 2005, 978-84-370-6206-8.

Copyright Year: 2022E-Book (PDF)Availability: PublishedISBN: 978-90-04-25838-9Publication Date: 20 Dec 2021HardbackAvailability: PublishedISBN: 978-90-04-25837-2Publication Date: 16 Dec 2021

Carlos Astarita (1951) is a professor at the universities of Buenos Aires and La Plata. He has been Associate Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), and has given conferences and seminars at universities in Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Italy and England.



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