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The evolution of human societies : from foraging group to agrarian state

Author: Allen W Johnson; Timothy K Earle
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume considers topics such as: family-level foragers; families with domestication; the family economy; the family and the village; the village and the clan; the corporate group and the big man  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allen W Johnson; Timothy K Earle
ISBN: 0804713391 9780804713399 0804715157 9780804715157
OCLC Number: 14273026
Description: x, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The family-level group. Family-level foragers --
Families with domestication --
The family economy --
The local group. The family and the village --
The village and the clan --
The corporate group and the big man collectivity --
The economy of the local group --
The regional policy. The simple chiefdom --
The complex chiefdom --
The archaic state --
The peasant economy in the Agrarian state --
The economy of the regional polity.
Responsibility: Allen W. Johnson & Timothy Earle.
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'An interesting work that fits well with much current anthropological thought regarding the formation of human groups. Central to the author' examination of why human societies evolve (i. e., why Read more...

 
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