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State and Society: The Emergence and Development of Social Hierarchy and Political Centralization by J. Gledhill
Publisher: Routledge | Number Of Pages: 368 | Publication Date: 1995-12-20 | ISBN-10: 0415122554 | PDF | 2 Mb
The traditional Eurocentric view of state formation and the rise of civilization is vigorously challeged in this unusually broad-ranging, up-to-date and innovative book. Using research from archaeology, ethnology, and anthropology, the authors examine the dynamics of political centralization, the nature of social inequalities, state formation, the nature of bureaucracy and the role of literacy in a variety of historical and geographical contexts. They examine the developments and resistences encountered in state formation and the mechanisms which produce cumulative development on a world-historical scale.