Item description for Ideology and the Formation of Early States (Studies in Human Society, Vol 11) by Henri J. M. Claessen, Jarich G. Oosten, Jarich G. Oosten & H. J. M. Claessen...
Eighteen authors from 10 countries offer an assessment of the role of ideology in the emergence and development of early states. In a comparative perspective the significance of ideology in the processes that led to formation of states in Europe, Africa, Meso-America and Polynesia is discussed by specialists in the fields of anthropology, history and archaeology. Special attention is given to subjects such as the concept of ideology, regional comparison, the reconstruction of ideologies on the basis of archaeological data, gender relationships, coercion, legitimacy, sacred kingship, and ideology and change (in an introductory chapter) and a concluding discussion. The findings of this volume will not only be of interest to anthropologists, historians and archaeologists, but to all those interested in the complex interaction of ideological and political developments.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1997
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004104704 ISBN13 9789004104709
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More About Henri J. M. Claessen, Jarich G. Oosten, Jarich G. Oosten & H. J. M. Claessen
Jarich G. Oosten is associate professor of anthropology, Leiden University, and the author of numerous books, including The War of the Gods.