The Resource Early civilizations of the old world : the formative histories of Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia, India, and China, Charles Keith Maisels

Early civilizations of the old world : the formative histories of Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia, India, and China, Charles Keith Maisels

Label
Early civilizations of the old world : the formative histories of Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia, India, and China
Title
Early civilizations of the old world
Title remainder
the formative histories of Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia, India, and China
Statement of responsibility
Charles Keith Maisels
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Early Civilizations of the Old World traces the development of civilization in Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia, India and China from before the Neolithic period to the emergence of the State. The ecological and economic background to growth, geographical factors, cross-cultural intersection and the rise of urbanism are examined in each case, explaining how particular forms of social structure and cultural interaction developed. In its broad scope and comparative approach this accessible volume is an ideal introduction to the birth of civilization from the Mediterranean to the Far East. This volume challenges the traditional assumption of a band-tribe-chiefdom-state sequence in the development of civilization. It demonstrates that large complex societies can flourish without social classes and the state, as dramatically shown by the Indus civilization, and presents new evolutionary mechanisms
Cataloging source
DLC
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Maisels, Charles Keith
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • CB311
  • CC101.M628
LC item number
  • .M27 1999
  • M352 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Archaeology
  • Social evolution
  • Social structure
  • Intercultural communication
  • Civilisation ancienne
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Sociale evolutie
  • Cultuur
  • Prehistorie
  • Protohistorie
  • Archeologische vondsten
  • Civilisation antique
  • Évolution sociale
  • Structure sociale
  • Communication interculturelle
  • Vor- und Frühgeschichte
  • China
  • Ägypten
  • Levante
  • Mesopotamien
  • Indien
  • Alter Orient
Label
Early civilizations of the old world : the formative histories of Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia, India, and China, Charles Keith Maisels
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-446) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How does the past illuminate the present? -- Sema-Tawy : the land of the papyrus and lotus -- The Levant and Mesopotamia -- The Indus/'Harappan'/Sarasvati civilization -- The central kingdom, Zhong-Guo -- Conclusion : the emergence of social complexity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 479 pages
Isbn
9780415109758
Lccn
99220327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41019081
  • (OCoLC)ocm41019081
Label
Early civilizations of the old world : the formative histories of Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia, India, and China, Charles Keith Maisels
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-446) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How does the past illuminate the present? -- Sema-Tawy : the land of the papyrus and lotus -- The Levant and Mesopotamia -- The Indus/'Harappan'/Sarasvati civilization -- The central kingdom, Zhong-Guo -- Conclusion : the emergence of social complexity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 479 pages
Isbn
9780415109758
Lccn
99220327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41019081
  • (OCoLC)ocm41019081

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