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Empires and Diversity
On the Crossroads of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History

Edited by Gregory E. Areshian

Empires and Diversity
Paperback, 272 pages £38.00
Published: 2013
ISBN: 9780917956348
Format: 229mm x 151mm
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Series: Ideas, Debates, and Perspectives

For more than four thousand years, empires have been geographically the largest polities on Earth, shaping in many respects the human past and present in different epochs and on different continents. Covering the time span from the second millennium B.C.E. to the sixteenth century C.E., and geographic areas from China to South America, the case studies included in this volume demonstrate the necessity to combine perspectives from the longue duree and global comparativism with the theory of agency and an understanding of specific contexts for human actions. Contributions from leading scholars examine salient aspects of the Hittite, Assyrian, Ancient Egyptian, Achaemenid and Sasanian Iranian, Zhou to Han Dynasty Chinese, Inka, and Mughal empires.

Gregory E. Areshian holds faculty and research appointments at the University of California, Los Angeles, presently combining academic activities with the position of the Assistant Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and the editor of Backdirt, the Annual Review of the Cotsen Institute.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 272 pages
 229mm x 151mm

BIC Code:
  HIS002000, SOC002000, SOC003000
 Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press


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