Asiatic mode of production

Asiatic mode of production

In the theory of historical materialism, the term Asiatic mode of production describes a widespread pre-Capitalist mode of production, in which irrigation agriculture plays an important role in society. Oriental despotism is considered to arise out of this mode of production. The term was probably created by Karl Marx, and reflects the conception of the world at that time. According to current Marxist research, however the term is less clearly defined, not just in Asia as the term indicates.

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