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Estudios de filosofía práctica e historia de las ideas

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SOBREVILLA, David. Mariátegui's thesis on the feudal character of Peruvian colonial economy. Estud. filos. práct. hist. ideas [online]. 2010, vol.12, n.1, pp.67-76. ISSN 1851-9490.

José Carlos Mariátegui, in his "Outline of economic evolution" [Peru], the first of the 7 ensayos (1928), considered Peru's colonial economy was feudal. In our book Mariátegui's Marxism and its application to '7 ensayos' (2005), we said that the information available today, such a claim had become untenable. For his part, Antonio Melis said Mariátegui's characterization could be discussed. This article discusses the observation raised by Melis. It considers the position of A. G. Frank, as well as the reactions to it. Then the reasons against Mariátegui's thesis are also considered. The thesis on feudalism in general and the Latin American one in particular is examined by Ruggiero Romano. A final one consideration is done as a conclusion.

Keywords : Colonial Economy; Feudalism; Capitalism; Mariátegui.

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