After Collapse: The Regeneration of Complex Societies

After Collapse: The Regeneration of Complex Societies

by Glenn M. Schwartz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816525099

ISBN-13: 9780816525096

Pub. Date: 05/25/2006

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

From the Euphrates Valley to the southern Peruvian Andes, early complex societies have risen and fallen, but in some cases they have also been reborn. Prior archaeological investigation of these societies has focused primarily on emergence and collapse. This is the first book-length work to examine the question of how and why early complex urban societies have

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From the Euphrates Valley to the southern Peruvian Andes, early complex societies have risen and fallen, but in some cases they have also been reborn. Prior archaeological investigation of these societies has focused primarily on emergence and collapse. This is the first book-length work to examine the question of how and why early complex urban societies have reappeared after periods of decentralization and collapse. It opens up a new window on the past by shifting the focus away from the rise and fall of ancient civilizations to their often more telling fall and rise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816525096
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
05/25/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1From collapse to regeneration3
2The demise and regeneration of Bronze Age urban centers in the Euphrates Valley of Syria18
3Amorites, onagers, and social reorganization in Middle Bronze Age Syria38
4"Lo, nobles lament, the poor rejoice" : state formation in the wake of social flux58
5The collapse and regeneration of complex society in Greece, 1500-500 B.C.72
6Inca state origins : collapse and regeneration in the Southern Peruvian Andes85
7Regeneration as transformation : postcollapse society in Nasca, Peru99
8After state collapse : how Tumilaca communities developed in the Upper Moquegua Valley, Peru114
9Patterns of political regeneration in Southeast and East Asia137
10From Funan to Angkor : collapse and regeneration in ancient Cambodia144
11Framing the Maya collapse : continuity, discontinuity, method, and practice in the classic to postclassic Southern Maya Lowlands168
12Postclassic Maya society regenerated at Mayapan188
13Before and after collapse : reflections on the regeneration of social complexity208
14Notes on regeneration222

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