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Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-365) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
What's past is prologue European views of Islam and their correlation with Oriental despotism Observant travelers Political thinkers and the Orient The Oriental despotic universe of Montesquieu Edmund Burke and despotism in India Alexis de Tocqueville and colonization James Mill and John Stuart Mill : despotism in India Karl Marx : the Asiatic mode of production and Oriental despotism Max Weber : patrimonialism as a political type.