After Collapse: The Regeneration of Complex Societies

After Collapse: The Regeneration of Complex Societies

by Glenn M. Schwartz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816529361

ISBN-13: 9780816529360

Pub. Date: 08/15/2010

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:
9780816529360
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
08/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
683,331
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1 From Collapse to Regeneration Glenn M. Schwartz 3

2 The Demise and Regeneration of Bronze Age Urban Centers in the Euphrates Valley of Syria Lisa Cooper 18

3 Amorites, Onagers, and Social Reorganization in Middle Bronze Age Syria John J. Nichols Jill A. Weber 38

4 "Lo, Nobles Lament, the Poor Rejoice": State Formation in the Wake of Social Flux Ellen Morris 58

5 The Collapse and Regeneration of Complex Society in Greece, 1500-500 BC Ian Morris 72

6 Inca State Origins: Collapse and Regeneration in the Southern Peruvian Andes Gordon F. McEwan 85

7 Regeneration as Transformation: Postcollapse Society in Nasca, Peru Christina A. Conlee 99

8 After State Collapse: How Tumilaca Communities Developed in the Upper Moquegua Valley, Peru Kenny Sims 114

9 Patterns of Political Regeneration in Southeast and East Asia Bennet Bronson 137

10 From Funan to Angkor: Collapse and Regeneration in Ancient Cambodia Miriam T. Stark 144

11 Framing the Maya Collapse: Continuity, Discontinuity, Method, and Practice in the Classic to Postclassic Southern Maya Lowlands Diane Z. Chase Arlen F. Chase 168

12 Postclassic Maya Society Regenerated at Mayapán Marilyn A. Masson Timothy S. Hare Carlos Peraza Lope 188

13 Before and After Collapse: Reflections on the Regeneration of Social Complexity Alan L. Kolata 208

14 Notes on Regeneration Norman Yoffee 222

References 229

About the Editors 277

About the Contributors 279

Index 283

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