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Karl A. Wittfogel • 25 Items / 11 Articles, 12 Reviews, 2 Books
Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power (1957)
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    Far Eastern History (Review)
    Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power, by Karl A. Wittfogel
    1. Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power by Karl A. Wittfogel
    The American Historical Review, January 1959, p. 387
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    Total Tyranny (Review)
    Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power, by Karl A. Wittfogel
    1. Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power by Karl A. Wittfogel
    The Saturday Review, June 8, 1957, p. 19
  3. Book Reviews
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    An Inquiry into Totalitarianism (Review)
    Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power, by Karl A. Wittfogel
    1. Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power by Karl A. Wittfogel
    Problems of Communism, May 1957, pp. 48-49
  4. Books in Review
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    The True Tyrants (Review)
    Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power, by Karl A. Wittfogel
    1. Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power by Karl A. Wittfogel
    National Review, June 22, 1957, p. 600
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    An Intellectual Scandal (Review)
    Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power, by Karl A. Wittfogel
    1. Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power by Karl A. Wittfogel
    The Freeman, October 1957, pp. 56-59
  6. Books
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    The Hylozoic Theory of Power (Review)
    Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power, by Karl A. Wittfogel
    1. Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power by Karl A. Wittfogel
    Dissent, Autumn 1958, pp. 384-385
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    Asian Society (Review)
    Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power, by Karl A. Wittfogel
    1. Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power by Karl A. Wittfogel
    Commentary, January 1959, pp. 82-85
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    Book Reviews (Review)
    Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power, by Karl A. Wittfogel
    1. Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power by Karl A. Wittfogel
    American Political Science Review, March 1958, pp. 195-197
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    "Hydraulic Society" (2 Reviews)
    Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power, by Karl A. Wittfogel
    1. Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power by Karl A. Wittfogel
    2. Mao's China by Ygael Gluckstein
    Encounter, October 1957, p. 83
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    Some Light on the Far East (2 Reviews)
    Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power, by Karl A. Wittfogel
    1. Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power by Karl A. Wittfogel
    2. Science and Civilization in China by Joseph Needham
    World Politics, April 1958, pp. 462-474
  11. Book Reviews
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    Toward Understanding Totalitarianism (7 Reviews)
    The Origins of Totalitarianism, by Hannah Arendt
    1. The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
    2. Totalitarianism by Carl J. Friedrich
    3. Totalitarian Dictatorship and Autocracy by Carl J. Friedrich and Zbigniew K. Brzezinski
    4. Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power by Karl A. Wittfogel
    5. We by Yevgeny I. Zamyatin
    6. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    7. The Permanent Purge by Zbigniew K. Brzezinski
    Problems of Communism, September 1957, pp. 37-43
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    Recent Books on International Relations (16 Reviews)
    General: Political, Military and Legal
    1. Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy by Henry A. Kissinger
    2. Report on the Atom by Gordon E. Dean
    3. Atoms and People by Ralph E. Lapp
    4. John Foster Dulles, 1888-1959 by John Robinson Beal
    5. Totalitarian Dictatorship and Autocracy by Carl J. Friedrich and Zbigniew K. Brzezinski
    6. Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power by Karl A. Wittfogel
    7. Diversity of Worlds by Raymond Aron and August Heckscher
    8. The Challenge of Coexistence by Hugh Gaitskell
    9. Federalism and Constitutional Change by William S. Livingston
    10. The Central Blue by John C. Slessor
    11. The Approach to Self-Government by Ivor Jennings
    12. Revolution on East River by James Avery Joyce
    13. Cases on United Nations Law by Louis B. Sohn
    14. Basic Documents of the United Nations by Louis B. Sohn
    15. A Study of History by Arnold J. Toynbee and D.C. Somervell
    16. Documents on American Foreign Relations, 1956 by Paul E. Zinner
    Foreign Affairs, July 1957, pp. 704-705
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    East Asia (17 Reviews)
    Americans and Chinese, by Kwang-Ching Liu
    1. Americans and Chinese by Kwang-Ching Liu
    2. Britain and South-East Asia by Saul Rose
    3. China's Cultural Diplomacy by Herbert Passin
    4. The Decline of Constitutional Democracy in Indonesia by Herbert Feith
    5. The Himalayan Kingdoms by Pradyumna P. Karan and William M. Jenkins, Jr., ...
    6. Indonesia by Benjamin Howard Higgins and Jean Higgins
    7. Japan, Industrial Power of Asia by Robert Burnett Hall
    8. The Lower Mekong by C. Hart Schaaf and Russell H. Fifield
    9. Pakistan by Robert D. Campbell
    10. Indians in Fiji by Adrian Mayer
    11. Major Governments of Asia by George McTurnan Kahin
    12. North Korea Today by Robert A. Scalapino
    13. Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power by Karl A. Wittfogel
    14. The Red Army of China by Edgar O'Ballance
    15. Studies in Panchayati Raj by B. Maheshwari
    16. Thought and Behavior in Modern Japanese Politics by Masao Maruyama and Ivan Morris
    17. U Nu of Burma by Richard Butwell
    Orbis, Winter 1963, pp. 889-891