J. S. Mill on Oriental Despotism, including its British Variant

@article{Kurfirst1996JSM,
  title={J. S. Mill on Oriental Despotism, including its British Variant},
  author={Robert Kurfirst},
  journal={Utilitas},
  year={1996},
  volume={8},
  pages={73-87}
}
  • Robert Kurfirst
  • Published 1996
  • History
  • Utilitas
  • European portraits of the great Asian states, China, India, and Persia, remained remarkably constant from the establishment of the Chinese silk trade in the first century B.C. until the religious and mercantile expeditions to the Orient prominent in the late Middle Ages. For more than a millenium, the Eastern empires had been classified by Europeans as stable despotisms – stationary societies governed by custom and tradition and devoid of economic, political, or cultural dynamism. Only during… CONTINUE READING
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