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The Paths of History

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The Paths of History by Igor M. Diakonoff
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This is a broad and ambitious study of the entire history of humanity which takes as its point of departure Marx's theory of social evolution. However, Professor Diakonoff's theory of world history differs from Marx's in a number of ways. Firstly he has expanded Marx's five stages of development to eight. Secondly he denies that social evolution necessarily implies progress and shows how 'each progress is simultaneously a regress', and thirdly he demonstrates that the transition from one stage to another is not necessarily marked by social conflict and that sometimes this is achieved peacefully and gracefully. As the book moves through these various stages, the reader is drawn into a remarkable and thought-provoking study of the process of the history of the human race which focuses on the wide range of factors (economic, social, military-technological, and socio-pyschological) which have influenced our development from palaeolithic times to the present day.
Release date NZ
August 26th, 1999
Contributor
Foreword by Geoffrey Hosking
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
368
Dimensions
152x228x21
ISBN-13
9780521643986
Product ID
1824885

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