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Patrimonium et imperium: метаморфозы двух прототипических порядков в зеркале эволюционной морфологии. Часть первая

Patrimonial and imperial orders mingle with other political forms of various kinds and dimensions into complex assemblages to produce a ‘flaky pastry of politics’. Their shapes could be investigated with the help of morphological analysis. It helps to identify morphological similarities that develop due to three different modes – descent, elective affinity and pseudomorphsis. The first part of the article provides methodological apparatus of morphological analysis to deal with specific paradigmatic variations of prototype forms within complex political orders. The task of investigating evolutionary and historical transformations of patrimonial and imperial prototypes is left for the second part of the article that is to follow