Myths of the Archaic State
Evolution of the Earliest Cities, States and CivilizationsBook - 2005
Classical archaeology promotes the view that a state's evolution reflects general, universal forces. Norman Yoffee challenges the model in this book by presenting more complex and multi-linear models for the evolution of civilizations. Yoffee questions the definition of the prehistoric state, particularly that which heralds "the chiefdom" as the forerunner of the ancient state and explores case studies on the role of women in ancient societies.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
Branch Call Number: JC51 .Y64 2005
Characteristics: xiii, 277 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm