Archaeology and State Theory
Subjects and Objects of Power
By (author) Bruce Routledge
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Archaeology and State Theory by Bruce Routledge
Book DescriptionAfter neo-evolutionism, how does one talk about the pre-modern state? Over the past two decades archaeological research has shifted decisively from check-list identifications of the state as an evolutionary type to studies of how power and authority were constituted in specific polities. Developing Gramsci's concept of hegemony, this book provides an accessible discussion of general principles that serve to help us understand and organise these new directions in archaeological research. Throughout this book, conceptual issues are illustrated by means of case studies drawn from Madagascar, Mesopotamia, the Inca, the Maya and Greece.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780715636336
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Bristol Classical Press
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 23-Sep-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Over the years archaeological research has shifted decisively from check-list identifications of the state as an evolutionary type to studies of how power and authority were constituted in specific polities. This book illustrates conceptual issues by means of case studies drawn from Madagascar, Mesopotamia, the Inca, the Maya, Egypt and Greece.
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Author Biography - Bruce Routledge
Bruce Routledge is Senior Lecturer in the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, University of Liverpool. He is the author of Moab in the Iron Age: Hegemony, Polity, Archaeology (2004).
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