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Author Flannery, Kent V.
Title The creation of inequality [electronic resource] : how our prehistoric ancestors set the stage for monarchy, slavery, and empire / Kent Flannery, Joyce Marcus.
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
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 Electronic Book  GN740 .F54 2012eb    ONLINE
  
Description 1 online resource ( xiii, 631 p.) : ill., maps.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 567-614) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Starting out equal -- Genesis and exodus -- Rousseau's "state of nature" -- Ancestors and enemies -- Why our ancestors had religion and the arts -- Inequality without agriculture -- pt. 2. Balancing prestige and equality -- Agriculture and achieved renown -- The ritual buildings of achievement-based societies -- The prehistory of the ritual house -- Prestige and equality in four Native American societies -- pt. 3. Societies that made inequality hereditary -- The rise and fall of hereditary inequality in farming societies -- Three sources of power in chiefly societies -- From ritual house to temple in the Americas -- Aristocracy without chiefs -- Temples and inequality in early Mesopotamia -- The chiefly societies in our backyard -- How to turn rank into stratification : tales of the South Pacific -- pt. 4. Inequality in kingdoms and empires -- How to create a kingdom -- Three of the New World's first-generation kingdoms -- The land of the scorpion king -- Black ox hides and golden stools -- The nursery of civilization -- Graft and imperialism -- How new empires learn from old -- pt. 5. Resisting inequality -- Inequality and natural law.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Prehistoric peoples.
Social evolution.
Social stratification.
Anthropology, Prehistoric.
Equality.
Human evolution.
Related Names Marcus, Joyce.
Related To Print version: Flannery, Kent V. The creation of inequality. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012. Flannery, Kent V. Creation of inequality. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012 9780674064690 (DLC) 2011039902
ISBN 9780674069732 (electronic bk.)
0674069730 (electronic bk.)
9780674064690
0674064690