The Measure of Civilization: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations

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INDEX
Abacus, 224
Abbasid caliphs, 195
Abu Hureyra, 91–92, 95, 96, 103, 134
Abu-Lughod, Janet, 149
Accounting, 228
Acorns, 132–33
Adad-Nirari II, 196
Adams, Robert McC., 153
Adrianople, battle of, 189
Agricultural revolution, 94
‘Ain Mallaha, 65
Aircraft carriers, 178, 179, 197
AK-47, 178
Å;kerman, K., 152
Akhenaten, 140
Akkadian Empire, 99, 153, 170, 250–51
Alexandria, 152, 256
Allen, Robert, 64, 65, 81, 121
Alternating Fields Method, 124
Amarna, 140
Amsterdam, 114
An Lushan, 127, 209
Anyang, 136, 137, 163–64, 165
Approximation, 39, 44, 106
Arab conquests, 83, 89, 190
Arctic Small Tool tradition, 256
Aristotle, 152
Assyrian Empire, 140, 194, 196
Athens, 18, 67, 146; literacy, 232
Augustus, 192, 204
Aztecs, 255–56
B-2 stealth bomber, 179
Ba River, 160
Babylon, 67, 101, 152–53, 161, 164
Bachrach, Bernard, 187–88
Baghdad, 150
Bairoch, Paul, 149, 156–57, 161
Baiyinchanghan, 132
Banpo, 133–34
Basta, 154
Battle of ancients and moderns, 252
Battleships, 179
Bayonets, 186
Beeches Pit, 90
Beidha, 154
Beijing, 44, 156–57, 165, 166, 173, 206; population, 154, 171; wages, 114
Benn, Charles, 158
Biddle, Stephen, 183
Big Bang of Human Consciousness, 218
Biological evolution. See evolution
Biomass, 56, 59, 63, 64, 67, 69, 70, 71, 75, 76, 113
Biomes, 257, 259
Black Death, 149, 188
Boas, Franz, 8–9
Bows and arrows, 256. See also longbows
Boxer Rebellion, 200
Braudel, Fernand, 154
Bronze. See metallurgy
Bronze vessels, ancient Chinese, 136
Brown, Peter, 83–84
Buck, John, 120
Buddhism, 127
Burials, 14, 17
Byzantium, 85, 208
Caesar, Julius, 190, 245
Cao Cao, 159
Cairo, 149–50
Cameron, Averil, 151
Carneiro, Robert, 13–14, 17, 23, 50, 51, 257–58

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Tables xiii
  • Preface xv
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction- Quantifying Social Development 1
  • Chapter 2 - Methods and Assumptions 25
  • Chapter 3 - Energy Capture 53
  • Chapter 4 - Social Organization 144
  • Chapter 5 - War-Making Capacity 173
  • Chapter 6 - Information Technology 218
  • Chapter 7 - Discussion- The Limits and Potential of Measuring Development 238
  • Notes 265
  • References 321
  • Index 375
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