Myths of the Archaic State
Evolution of the Earliest Cities, States, and Civilizations
By (author) Norman Yoffee
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Myths of the Archaic State by Norman Yoffee
Book DescriptionIn this ground-breaking work, Norman Yoffee shatters the prevailing myths underpinning our understanding of the evolution of early civilisations. He counters the emphasis in traditional scholarship on the rule of 'godly' and despotic male leaders and challenges the conventional view that early states were uniformly constituted bureaucratic and regional entities. Instead, by illuminating the role of slaves and soldiers, priests and priestesses, peasants and prostitutes, merchants and craftsmen, Yoffee depicts an evolutionary process centred on the concerns of everyday life. Drawing on evidence from ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, China and Mesoamerica, the author explores the variety of trajectories followed by ancient states, from birth to collapse, and explores the social processes that shape any account of the human past. This book offers a bold new interpretation of social evolutionary theory, and as such it is essential reading for any student or scholar with an interest in the emergence of complex society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521521567
(247mm x 174mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Norman Yoffee
Cambridge World History: Volume 3, Early Cities in Comparative Perspective, 4000 BCE-1200 CE, Hardback (March 2015)
The first book to compare the world's earliest cities, the history of research and meaning of early cities.
Questioning Collapse, Hardback (September 2009)
Challenges those scholars and popular writers who advance the thesis that societies - past and present - collapse because of behavior that destroyed their environments or because of overpopulation.
Prehistory of Britain and Ireland, Paperback (March 2007)
This 2007 book presents a new interpretation of the prehistory of Britain and Ireland.
Olmec Archaeology and Early Mesoamerica, Hardback (February 2007)» View all books by Norman Yoffee
Olmec Archaeology and Early Mesoamerica offers the most thorough and up-to-date book-length treatment of Olmec society and culture available.
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Author Biography - Norman Yoffee
Norman Yoffee is Professor of Mesopotamian Studies and Anthropology at the Centre for Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His various publications and edited works include Archaeological Theory: Who Sets the Agenda? (0521440149 HB; 0521449588 PB) and The Collapse of Ancient States and Civilizations (co-editor with George L. Cowgill) (University of Arizona Press, 1988).
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