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Maisels, Charles Keith
The archaeology of politics and power : where, when, and why the first states formed / Charles Maisels
Alternate Title Where, when, and why the first states formed
Oxford : Oxbow Books ; Oakville, CA : [Distributed by] David Brown Book Company, c2010
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 3rd Floor  CC72.4 .M35 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Social archaeology
Political anthropology
State, The -- History
Power (Social sciences) -- History
Violence -- Political aspects -- History
Civilization, Ancient
Politics and culture -- History
Political culture -- History
Social structure -- History
Physical Description xvii, 469 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-429) and index
Contents Preface: Why are NGOs necessary? -- The science of history -- On human nature : rhetoric, relativism, and the realities of violence -- Indus-Sarasvati civilization ("Harappan" civilization) -- The Levant and Mesopotamia -- Egypt -- China -- Andean civilization -- Politics, culture, and social structure -- How do states form? -- Appendix A: The socio-political contract and the lessons of history -- Appendix B: Science v. ideology -- Appendix C: Leadership attributes

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