Archaeology and State Theory - Debates in Archaeology


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Publisher's Synopsis

After 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781474237130
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Pub date:
Edition: NIPPOD
DEWEY: 930
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 270g
Height: 217mm
Width: 141mm
Spine width: 15mm