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Uruk World System The Dynamics of Expansion of Early Mesopotamian Civilization

ISBN-10: 0226013820

ISBN-13: 9780226013824

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: Guillermo Algaze

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'The Uruk World System' concentrates on the unprecedented and wide-ranging process of external expansion that coincided with the rapid initial crystallization of Mesopotamian civilization.
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 174
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Illustrations
Prologue
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Supraregional Perspective
Resource Procurement Strategies and Their Impact
"Momentum toward Empire" in the Uruk Period
A Conceptual Framework for the Analysis of the Evidence
Uruk Sites in the Susiana Plain of Khuzestan
Geographical Framework
Mesopotamian Colonization
Chronology and Conclusions
Uruk Settlements in the Syro-Mesopotamian Plains and Surrounding Highlands
Geographical Framework
Uruk Enclaves in Syro-Mesopotamia
The Strategic Rationale of Uruk Settlement in Syro-Mesopotamia
Uruk Outposts in the Periphery
The Chronology of Uruk Settlement in the Periphery
The Function of Uruk Settlements in the Syro-Mesopotamian Plains and Surrounding Highlands
Gateway Communities
Uruk Materials in the Surrounding Piedmont and Highlands
Uruk Materials in the Syro-Mesopotamian Plains
The Commodities Exchanged
The Late Chalcolithic Period in Syro-Mesopotamia
Chronology
Late Chalcolithic Culture and Social Integration
Relations between Uruk Enclaves and Indigenous Communities
Social Change in the Northern Periphery and the Collapse of the Uruk Expansion
The Impact on Indigenous Societies
The Collapse of the Uruk Enclave Network
Early Bronze Age Sociopolitical Development in the Periphery
Conclusions
The View from the Periphery: Informal Empire in the Uruk Period
The View from the Core: A World System of the Uruk Period
The Context of Expansion
Outstanding Problems and Suggestions for Further Research
Theoretical Reprise and Cross-cultural Parallels
The Uruk Expansion: New Interpretations and New Data
Notes
Sources for Illustrations
References
Index