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The Resource The creation of inequality : how our prehistoric ancestors set the stage for monarchy, slavery, and empire, Kent Flannery, Joyce Marcus

The creation of inequality : how our prehistoric ancestors set the stage for monarchy, slavery, and empire, Kent Flannery, Joyce Marcus

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The creation of inequality : how our prehistoric ancestors set the stage for monarchy, slavery, and empire
Title
The creation of inequality
Title remainder
how our prehistoric ancestors set the stage for monarchy, slavery, and empire
Statement of responsibility
Kent Flannery, Joyce Marcus
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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Flannery, Kent V
Dewey number
569.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN740
LC item number
.F54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Marcus, Joyce
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Social evolution
  • Social stratification
  • Anthropology, Prehistoric
  • Equality
  • Human evolution
Label
The creation of inequality : how our prehistoric ancestors set the stage for monarchy, slavery, and empire, Kent Flannery, Joyce Marcus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 567-614) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Starting out equal -- Genesis and exodus -- Rousseau's "state of nature" -- Ancestors and enemies -- Why our ancestors had religion and the arts -- Inequality without agriculture -- pt. 2. Balancing prestige and equality -- Agriculture and achieved renown -- The ritual buildings of achievement-based societies -- The prehistory of the ritual house -- Prestige and equality in four Native American societies -- pt. 3. Societies that made inequality hereditary -- The rise and fall of hereditary inequality in farming societies -- Three sources of power in chiefly societies -- From ritual house to temple in the Americas -- Aristocracy without chiefs -- Temples and inequality in early Mesopotamia -- The chiefly societies in our backyard -- How to turn rank into stratification : tales of the South Pacific -- pt. 4. Inequality in kingdoms and empires -- How to create a kingdom -- Three of the New World's first-generation kingdoms -- The land of the scorpion king -- Black ox hides and golden stools -- The nursery of civilization -- Graft and imperialism -- How new empires learn from old -- pt. 5. Resisting inequality -- Inequality and natural law
Control code
ocn758384090
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 631 p.
Isbn
9780674064690
Lccn
2011039902
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)758384090
Label
The creation of inequality : how our prehistoric ancestors set the stage for monarchy, slavery, and empire, Kent Flannery, Joyce Marcus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 567-614) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Starting out equal -- Genesis and exodus -- Rousseau's "state of nature" -- Ancestors and enemies -- Why our ancestors had religion and the arts -- Inequality without agriculture -- pt. 2. Balancing prestige and equality -- Agriculture and achieved renown -- The ritual buildings of achievement-based societies -- The prehistory of the ritual house -- Prestige and equality in four Native American societies -- pt. 3. Societies that made inequality hereditary -- The rise and fall of hereditary inequality in farming societies -- Three sources of power in chiefly societies -- From ritual house to temple in the Americas -- Aristocracy without chiefs -- Temples and inequality in early Mesopotamia -- The chiefly societies in our backyard -- How to turn rank into stratification : tales of the South Pacific -- pt. 4. Inequality in kingdoms and empires -- How to create a kingdom -- Three of the New World's first-generation kingdoms -- The land of the scorpion king -- Black ox hides and golden stools -- The nursery of civilization -- Graft and imperialism -- How new empires learn from old -- pt. 5. Resisting inequality -- Inequality and natural law
Control code
ocn758384090
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 631 p.
Isbn
9780674064690
Lccn
2011039902
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)758384090

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