Chris Wickham’s Framing the Early Middle Ages

Chris Wickham’s Framing the Early Middle Ages © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156920611X564671 Historical Materialism 19.1 (2011) 98–108 brill.nl/hima Chris Wickham’s Framing the Early Middle Ages Chris Harman Abstract While recognising the power and fundamental importance of Wickham’s Framing the Early Middle Ages , this essay explores some of the problems associated with the relative silence within the text about the issue of the forces of production and their development. By contrast, Harman suggests that Wickham’s most important contribution to our understanding of the period, his concept of a peasant-mode of production, is best understood against the backdrop of prior developments of the forces of production. Moreover, the peasant-mode’s temporality is itself best understood against the background of further developments of the forces of production. Keywords Marxism, Chris Wickham, peasant-mode of production, forces of production Chris Wickham has written a book of enormous scholarship which not only challenges many long-established views about the early-medieval period, but which also is destined to be the subject of numerous interpretations and reinterpretations for many years ahead – both from professional historians of the period and from those of us historical materialists who are concerned with how the different parts of human history fit together. His material http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Historical Materialism Brill

Chris Wickham’s Framing the Early Middle Ages

Historical Materialism, Volume 19 (1): 98 – Jan 1, 2011

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© 2011 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1465-4466
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10.1163/156920611X564671
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156920611X564671 Historical Materialism 19.1 (2011) 98–108 brill.nl/hima Chris Wickham’s Framing the Early Middle Ages Chris Harman Abstract While recognising the power and fundamental importance of Wickham’s Framing the Early Middle Ages , this essay explores some of the problems associated with the relative silence within the text about the issue of the forces of production and their development. By contrast, Harman suggests that Wickham’s most important contribution to our understanding of the period, his concept of a peasant-mode of production, is best understood against the backdrop of prior developments of the forces of production. Moreover, the peasant-mode’s temporality is itself best understood against the background of further developments of the forces of production. Keywords Marxism, Chris Wickham, peasant-mode of production, forces of production Chris Wickham has written a book of enormous scholarship which not only challenges many long-established views about the early-medieval period, but which also is destined to be the subject of numerous interpretations and reinterpretations for many years ahead – both from professional historians of the period and from those of us historical materialists who are concerned with how the different parts of human history fit together. His material

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Published: Jan 1, 2011

Keywords: Marxism; forces of production; Chris Wickham; peasant-mode of production

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