Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9780745326160 Published March 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Prison Writings: The Roots of Civilisation

Abdullah Ocalan

Prison Writings: The Roots of Civilisation

Abdullah Ocalan

Distributed for Pluto Press

320 pages | 5.90551 x 9.05512
Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9780745326160 Published March 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Contents
Preface
Translator's introduction

Section 1: Slave-Owning Society and the Development of Civilisation
Introduction
1 The birth of civilisation on the banks of Tigris and Euphrates 
2 The historical role of Sumerian civilisation 
3 Permanent effects of Sumerian civilisation
4 Some methodological problems concerning historical development and expansion
5 The expansion and maturity of slavery
6 Tribal confederations, local and territorial states 
7 Resistance to slaveholder civilisation and its reform 
9 Medes, Persians and the making of the East

Section 2: The Age of Feudal Civilisation
1 The ideological identity of the feudal age
2 Islam as a revolutionary force of the feudal age 
3 Institutionalisation and expansion of feudal civilisation 
4 Climax and decay of feudal civilisation 
5 Some conclusive remarks on Sections 1 and 2

Section 3: The Civilisation of the Age of Capitalism
1 The birth of capitalism and its new ideological identity 
2 The development and institutionalisation of capitalist civilisation
3 Capitalist expansion and the climax of capitalist civilisation
4 The overall crisis of civilisation and the age of democratic civilisation

Section 4: Ideological Identity and Timespace Conditions of the New Development in Civilisation
1 Ideological identity in the third millennium
2 A new programme for the Kurdish movement
3 Reflections on strategic and tactical approaches
4 Time as a creative element
5 Global aspects and perspectives

Section 5: Can a New Synthesis of Civilisations Arise From the Cultural Traditions of the Middle East?
1 The renewal of ideological identity is a task of historic priority
2 The preconditions of a new synthesis
3 Theory and practice of Middle Eastern civil society

Notes
Index
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