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An Essay on Political Economies in Prehistory

By Timothy Earle

An Essay on Political Economies in Prehistory
Paperback, 56 pages £14.00
Published: 2019
ISBN: 9783774941151
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A political economy approach to prehistory offers a robust means to understand different pathways to complexity. Why do states with extreme inequality develop quickly in some circumstance, while in others egalitarian societies continue for thousands of years? The search for primary drivers like population density, warfare, trade, irrigation, or information have proven largely inadequate. This essay argues that economic relations and their potential for control of surplus mobilization explain alternative evolutionary trajectories in human societies.

Foreword
Introduction
Channeling Economic Sectors
Staple-based Political Economies
Wealth-based Political Economies
The Possible Relevance of Archaeology to Public Discourse and Social Policy
Notes
References



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 56 pages
ISBN:
 9783774941151

BIC Code:
 3B, HDD, JHM, KCZ
BISAC Code:
  BUS023000, HIS002000, HIS054000
Imprint:
 Eliot Werner Publications


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