Unformatted text preview: does Patricia Crone mean by the “fragility of the state”? What were the reasons for this fragility? Is the power of the modern state constrained in the same way? Why not? 7. Why were self-help groups very common in pre-modern states? 8. What are the major forms of government encountered in agrarian societies according to Crone? 9. What were the common characteristics of tributary states? 10. What are the main functional differences between modern and pre-modern states? 11-What does feudalism mean? What kind of political relations does it involve? What are its economic bases?...
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