From Leaders to Rulers

From Leaders to Rulers

by Jonathan Haas
     
 

Finding broad patterns of similarity in the evolution of politically centralized polities that cut across cultures and times, mostly US archaeologists consider both those similarities and the significant differences in diverse environments around the world. They explore how and why leaders emerge out of egalitarian foundations, how chiefs evolve into state rulers, and…  See more details below

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Finding broad patterns of similarity in the evolution of politically centralized polities that cut across cultures and times, mostly US archaeologists consider both those similarities and the significant differences in diverse environments around the world. They explore how and why leaders emerge out of egalitarian foundations, how chiefs evolve into state rulers, and how rulers expand their realms into empires. The 11 essays were presented at an October 1997 workshop and conference in Chicago.

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"[...]contains nine high-quality essays by well-known archaeologists, who discuss considerable amounts of data from various regions in the world and attendant literature on the interpretation of cultural sequences and social/political change."
(Journal of Anthropological Research, 58, 2002)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461354840
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Fundamental Issues in Archaeology Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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