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Summary - Eastern Antiquity

Summary - Eastern Antiquity


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Characteristics

- Village community (society producers);
- Despotic state above the village community (production organization);
- Tax collection;
- Agricultural surplus control;
- regime of collective servitude;
- Location: Northeast Africa and the Middle East;
- No (unnecessary) trade and crafts;
- Tendency to social stagnation;
- political storms;
- Theocratic Irrigation Empires (Asian modes of production);
- Exceptions: Persians, Hebrews and Phoenicians;
- Polytheists (except Hebrews);
- Elite-dominated Stratified Societies;