How Chiefs Come to Power The Political Economy in Prehistory

ISBN-10: 0804728569
ISBN-13: 9780804728560
Edition: 1997
Authors: Timothy K. Earle
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Description: The author asserts that by studying the ways in which power was filtered down from the chief through the chiefly hierarchy, we can derive a view of the historical background to the modern world.

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 8/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

The author asserts that by studying the ways in which power was filtered down from the chief through the chiefly hierarchy, we can derive a view of the historical background to the modern world.

Introduction: The Nature of Political Power
The Long-Term Developments of Three Chiefdoms: Denmark, Hawai'i, and the Andes
Sources of Economic Power
Military Power: The Strategic Use of Naked Force
Ideology as a Source of Power
Chiefly Power Strategies and the Emergence of Complex Political Institutions
Bibliography
Index

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