"A complex, beautifully interwoven and controlled account of Europe from the ancient Greeks to modern absolutist monarchies ... exhilarating." - Moses Finley, Guardian "Quite splendid... A powerful and lucid intelligence." - Eric Hobsbawm, New Statesman "The breath-taking range of conception and architectural skill with which it has been executed make this work a formidable intellectual experience." - Keith Thomas, New York Review of Books "A most stimulating introduction to the understanding of modern capitalist society ... It is the breadth and the sweep of Anderson's interpretation which impresses, It is a synthesis which gives a convincing explanation of the development of European feudalism, whether that of East or West, Baltic or Mediterranean." - Rodney Hilton
About the Author
Perry Anderson teaches history at UCLA and is an editor of New Left Review. His other books include Lineages of the Absolutist State (1974), Considerations on Western Marxism (1976), Arguments Within English Marxism (1980), In the Tracks of Historical Materialism (1983), and English Questions (1992).