Archaic Statesby Gary M. Feinman, Joyce Marcus, John Baines, Richard Blanton
One of the most challenging problems facing contemporary archaeology concerns the operation and diversity of ancient states. This volume fills a significant gap in the recent literature by addressing how ancient states were structured and how they operated, an understanding of which is key to our ability to interpret a state's rise or fall. The volume also helps define key avenues for research and discussion in the decades ahead.
Designed for use in conjunction with existing works on the origins and collapses of ancient states, Archaic States presents new comparative studies of early states in the Near East, India and Pakistan, Egypt, Mesoamerica, and the Andes.
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