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Archaic states

Author: Gary M Feinman; Joyce Marcus
Publisher: Santa Fe, N.M. : School of American Research Press, ©1998.
Series: School of American Research advanced seminar series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this volume, the authors highlight the diversity and instability of ancient states and how widely they have varied through time and across space. Archaic States presents new comparative studies of early states in the Old and New Worlds, including the Near East, India and Pakistan, Egypt, Mesoamerica, and the Andes. In the process, it helps to define key avenues for research and discussion in the decades ahead.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary M Feinman; Joyce Marcus
ISBN: 0933452985 9780933452985 0933452993 9780933452992
OCLC Number: 38120578
Description: xiv, 427 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The ground plans of archaic states / Kent V. Flannery --
The peaks and valleys of ancient states : an extension of the dynamic model / Joyce Marcus --
Scale and social organization : perspectives on the archaic state / Gary M. Feinman --
Beyond centralization : steps toward a theory of egalitarian behavior in archaic states / Richard E. Blanton --
Uruk states in southwestern Iran / Henry T. Wright --
Order, legitimacy, and wealth in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia / John Baines and Norman Yoffee --
Sociocultural complexity without the state : the Indus civilization / Gregory L. Possehl --
Inka strategies of incorporation and governance / Craig Morris --
Warfare and status rivalry : lowland Maya and Polynesian comparisons / David Webster.
Series Title: School of American Research advanced seminar series.
Responsibility: edited by Gary M. Feinman and Joyce Marcus.

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One of the most challenging problems facing contemporary archaeology concerns the operation and diversity of ancient states. This volume addresses how ancient states were structured and how they  Read more...

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