Creation of Inequality How Our Prehistoric Ancestors Set the Stage for Monarchy, Slavery, and Empire

ISBN-10: 0674064690

ISBN-13: 9780674064690

Edition: 2012

Authors: Kent Flannery, Joyce Marcus

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 5/7/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 648
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Kent Flannery is James B. Griffin Distinguished University Professor of Anthropological Archaeology and Curator, Environmental Archaeology, Museum of Anthropology, at the University of Michigan.

Joyce Marcus is Robert L. Carneiro Distinguished University Professor of Social Evolution and Curator, Latin American Archaeology, Museum of Anthropology, at the University of Michigan.

Preface
Starring Out Equal
Genesis and Exodus
Rousseau s "State of Nature"
Ancestors and Enemies
Why Our Ancestors Had Religion and the Arts
Inequality without Agriculture
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
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
Inequality in Kingdoms and Empires
How to Create a Kingdom
Three of die New Worlds First-Generation Kingdoms
The Land of die Scorpion King
Black Ox Hides and Golden Stools
The Nursery of Civilization
Graft and Imperialism
How New Empires Learn from Old
Resisting Inequality
Inequality and Natural Law
Notes
Sources of Illustrations
Index
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