The Emergence of Civilization: From Hunting and Gathering to Agriculture, Cities, and the State in the Near East

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THE EMERGENCE OF CIVILIZATION

From hunting and gathering to agriculture, cities, and the state in the Near East

Charles Keith Maisels

LONDON AND NEW YORK

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • List of Figures v
  • List of Maps viii
  • List of Tables ix
  • Glossary of Some Physical Terms xii
  • Acknowledgements xiv
  • Preliminary xv
  • Chapter One - Introduction 1
  • Chapter Two - The Premisses of Social Succession 16
  • Chapter Three - The Ecology of the Zagrosian Arc 45
  • Chapter Four - The Origin and Growth of Villages 78
  • Chapter Five - The Heartland of Cities 131
  • Chapter Six - The Institutions of Urbanism 154
  • Chapter Seven - Theories of the State 199
  • Chapter Eight - From Status to State 221
  • Chapter Nine - Modelling Societies: Modes of Production 262
  • Chapter Ten - Ideology and Political Economy of the Mesopotamian State 275
  • Chapter Eleven - Summary and Overview 290
  • Appendix A 310
  • Appendix B 313
  • Appendix C 315
  • Appendix D 317
  • Appendix E 320
  • Appendix F 324
  • Notes 326
  • Bibliography 337
  • Index 384
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