Collective action in the formation of pre-modern states by Richard E. Blanton

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Published by Springer in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • State, The -- Origin,
  • Collective behavior -- History,
  • Social action -- History,
  • Political sociology -- Methodology

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 406-438) and indexes.

Book details

StatementRichard Blanton, Lane Fargher.
SeriesFundamental issues in archaeology
ContributionsFargher, Lane.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGN492.6 .B53 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 447 p. :
Number of Pages447
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18280766M
ISBN 109780387738765
LC Control Number2007938896

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