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Archaeology of the origin of the state : the theories

Author: Vicente Lull; Rafael Micó Pérez
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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A critically acute summary of the main theories about the 'State', from Greek antiquity to the present. The authors highlight the importance of archaeology to our knowledge of how the first States  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vicente Lull; Rafael Micó Pérez
ISBN: 9780199557844 0199557845
OCLC Number: 694395524
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Notes: Originally published as: Arqueología del origen del Estado : las teorías. Barcelona : Bellaterra, 2007.
Description: xvi, 290 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: PART I Theories About The State --
1 The Classical Conception 3 --
Plato (428-347 bc) 3 --
Social classes in Plato's Republic 5 --
Forms of government 9 --
Conclusion 10 --
Aristotle (384-322 bc) 12 --
Forms of government 15 --
Conclusions 16 --
Differences and similarities within the classical conception 17 --
2 The State according to Christianity 24 --
Precedents of Christian political thought 25 --
St Thomas of Aquinas (1225-74) 28 --
Conclusions 33 --
3 The Renaissance of the State 36 --
Machiavelli (1469-1527) 36 --
Conclusions 41 --
4 The Seventeenth Century. Fear and Property 44 --
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679): the reasonable wolf 45 --
Individual and society 49 --
Conclusion 52 --
John Locke (1632-1704): the instigator of 'human rights' 53 --
Conclusion 59 --
5 The Eighteenth Century: Lights and Shadows in the State 65 --
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) 67 --
Rousseau and political participation 78 --
Conclusion 81 --
6 The Absolute State 86 --
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) 86 --
Hegelian philosophy and his triads 87 --
The elements of the philosophy of right 89 --
The State 98 --
Conclusion: problems with the Hegelian State 102 --
7 The Critique of the State in Marx 108 --
From idealist humanism to historical materialism 109 --
The historical conditions of the State: The German Ideology 114 --
The historical conditions of the State: The Formen 117 --
Forms of property and State 121 --
The future of the State 124 --
Marxist tradition and the State 127 --
8 Evolutionism and State 135 --
Lewis Henry Morgan (1818-81) 137 --
Savagery 140 --
Barbarism 141 --
Civilization 142 --
The meanings of evolutionary periodization 143 --
Neo-evolutionism 148 --
Elman R. Service (1915-96) 151 --
Bands 151 --
Tribes 151 --
Chiefdom 152 --
Primitive States and archaic civilizations 152 --
Egalitarian or segmental societies 153 --
Chiefdom societies 154 --
Archaic civilization and State 155 --
Morton H. Fried (1923-86) 157 --
The egalitarian society 157 --
Hierarchized or rank societies 158 --
Stratified societies 159 --
The State 160 --
Neo-evolutionism: discussion and assessment 161 --
Conclusion 168 --
PART II Archaeology of The State --
9 Archaeology and Research on the State 175 --
Definition of the object of study 176 --
The impact of V.G. Childe (1892-1957) 180 --
Processual archaeology and research on the formation of the State 189 --
Complexity 194 --
Evolution, typologies, and surveys 197 --
Empirical regularity and explanation 203 --
The explanation of change: the reasons for the rise of civilizations 207 --
Critical remarks 212 --
Archaeology of the State in post-modern times 215 --
10 Towards a Marxist Archaeology of the State 227 --
Notes for archaeological research on the State: theory 230 --
The production of social life 231 --
Division of tasks and the social division of production 232 --
General production and the 'place' of politics 234 --
The formation of the State 237 --
The politics of State 241 --
The state-of-the-world 244 --
Notes for archaeological research on the State: method 246 --
11 Epilogue. Theories on the State and the Archaeology of the State: Continuities and Complicity 255 --
Individual and ... society? 255 --
Social relationships 259 --
Morality, identity, and State 262 --
Modem archaeology and State 268.
Other Titles: Arqueología del origen del Estado.
Responsibility: Vicente Lull and Rafael Micó ; translated by Peter Smith.

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