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1 Elements of Prehistory

V. Rami Reddy

Mittal Publications, New Delhi, India, 1987, 81-7099-013-0 / 9788170990130, First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good, 15.5 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 124 with 12 b/w plates. 014596

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Empires: Perspectives from Archaeology and History, Susan E. Alcock, Terence N. D'Altroy, Kathleen D. Morrison, and Carla M. Sinopoli (eds.)
2 Empires: Perspectives from Archaeology and History

Susan E. Alcock, Terence N. D'Altroy, Kathleen D. Morrison, and Carla M. Sinopoli (eds.)

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2001, 0-521-77020-3 / 9780521770200, First Edition, Hard Cover, Brand New, Brand New, 20 Cms x 26 Cms 
Empires, the largest political systems of the ancient and early modern world, powerfully transformed the lives of people within and even beyond their frontiers in ways quite different from other, non-imperial societies. Appearing in all parts of the globe, and in many different epochs, empires invite comparative analysis - yet few attempts have been made to place imperial systems within such a framework. This book brings together studies by distinguished scholars from diverse academic traditions, including anthropology, archaeology, history, and classics. The empires discussed include case studies from Central and South America, the Mediterranean, Europe, the Near East, South East Asia, and China, and range in time from the first millennium BC to the early modern era. The book organizes these detailed studies into five thematic sections: sources, approaches and definitions; empires in a wider world; imperial integration and imperial subjects; imperial ideologies; and the afterlife of empires. Contents Preface Carla M. Sinopoli and Terence N. D’Altroy; Part I. Sources, Approaches, Definitions Kathleen D. Morrison: 1. The shadow empires: imperial state formation along the Chinese-Nomad frontier Thomas J. Barfield; 2. Written on water: designs and dynamics in the Portuguese Estado de India Sanjay Subrahmanyam; 3. The Wari empire of Middle Horizon Peru: the epistemological challenge of documenting an empire without documentary evidence Katharina Schreiber; 4. The Achaemenid Persian empire (c. 550–c. 330 BCE): continuities, adaptations, transformations Amelie Kuhrt; Part II. Empires in a Wider World Terence N. D’Altroy: 5. The Aztec Empire and the Mesoamerican world system Michael E. Smith; 6. On the edge of empire: form and substance in the Satavahana dynasty Carla M. Sinopoli; 7. Dynamics of imperial adjustment in Spanish America: ideology and social integration Kathleen Deagan; Part III. Imperial Integration and Imperial Subjects Carla M. Sinopoli: 8. Politics, resources, and blood in the Inka Empire Terence N. D’Altroy; 9. Egypt and Nubia Robert Morkot; 10. Coercion, resistance, and hierarchy: local processes and imperial strategies in the Vijayanagara Empire Kathleen D. Morrison; Part IV. Imperial Ideologies Susan E. Alcock and Kathleen D. Morrison: 11. Aztec hearts and minds: religion and the state in the Aztec empire Elizabeth M. Brumfiel; 12. Inventing empire in ancient Rome Greg Woolf; 13. The reconfiguration of memory in the eastern Roman empire Susan E. Alcock; 14. Cosmos, central authority, and communities in the early Chinese empire Robin Yates; Part V. The Afterlife of Empires Susan E. Alcock: 15. The fall of the Assyrian empire: ancient and modern interpretations Mario Liverani; 16. The Carolingian empire: Rome reborn? John Moreland; 17. Cuzco, another Rome? Sabine MacCormack. Printed Pages: 546. 009451

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3 Missing Link of World Civilization: Indo-Aryan Civilization

Dr Vishnu Kant Verma

Pratibha Prakashan, New Delhi, India, 2005, 81-7702-097-8 / 9788177020977, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 19 Cms x 25 Cms 
Printed Pages: 503 with numerous b/w plates. 008819

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4 Sucesos De Las Islas Filipinas By Antonio De Morga

Antonio De Morga; translated and Edited By J.S. Cummins

The Hakluyt Society, London, UK, 1972, 0-521-01035-7 / 9780521010351, Reprint, Hard Cover, Fine, Fine, 15 Cms x 23 Cms 
Printed Pages: 358 with numerous b/w illustrations and several folding maps. 006900

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World, Greg Woolf (ed.)
5 The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World

Greg Woolf (ed.)

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2003, 0-521-82775-2 / 9780521827751, First Edition, Hard Cover, Brand New, Brand New, 22 Cms x 27 Cms 
From its mythical foundation in 753 BC to its sack in the fifth century AD, the city of Rome had an impact on the world that it would be hard to overestimate. At its height the empire which it built up stretched from northern Britain to the deserts of Arabia. In this new history an international team of historians, archaeologists and classicists presents a vision of the world’s most famous imperial power based on the most up-to-date research and discoveries. Chapters and box-features present gripping accounts of Roman history and literature and deal with themes ranging from medicine to warfare. They are supported by a rich set of illustrations of sites, monuments and works of art from across the Empire. Read together, these build up a fascinating picture of a civilization permeated by its imperial role, and of the colossal costs as well as the gains of empire. Contents Introduction; Part I. The Romans and their History: 1. Discovering Ancient Rome Greg Woolf; 2. The Republic Christopher Mackay; 3. The Emperors David Potter; 4. An imperial people Greg Woolf; 5. Rome and Greece Greg Woolf; Part II. The Cultures of Empire: 6. Domination Emma Dench; 7. An imperial metropolis Hazel Dodge and Jon Coulston; 8. Empire of letters Simon Swain; 9. An empire of cities Penelope Allison; 10. Imperial science Rebecca Flemming; 11. The gods of Empire Richard Lim; 12. The profits of Empire Neville Morley; 13. War and peace Ian Haynes; Timeline; Glossary of Latin terms; Who’s who; Notable extant buildings and/or collections of art and artefacts; Further reading. Printed Pages: 384. 009455

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6 Understanding Early Civilizations: A Comparative Study

Bruce E. Trigger

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2003, 0-521-82245-9 / 9780521822459, First Edition, Hard Cover, Fine, No Jacket, 18.5 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 770. Slightly bumped edges. A small chip on the spine. 008392

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Understanding Early Civilizations: A Comparative Study, Bruce G. Trigger
7 Understanding Early Civilizations: A Comparative Study

Bruce G. Trigger

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2003, 0-521-82245-9 / 9780521822459, First Edition, Hard Cover, Brand New, Brand New, 18.5 Cms x 25 Cms 
As the first class-based societies in human history, early civilizations are of great importance to social scientists interested in the development of human complexity. This book offers the first detailed comparative study of the seven most fully documented early civilizations: ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, Shang China, the Aztecs and their neighbors, the Classic Maya, the Inka, and the Yoruba. Unlike previous studies, equal attention is paid to similarities and differences in their sociopolitical organization, their economic systems, and their religious beliefs, knowledge, art, and values. Many of this study’s findings are surprising and provocative. They challenge not only current understandings of early civilizations but also the theoretical foundations of modern archaeology and anthropology. Rival cultural and ecological approaches are demonstrated to be complementary to one another, while a comprehensive understanding of human behavior is shown to require that more attention be paid to the neurosciences. Contents Introduction: 1. Rationalism and relativism; 2. Comparative studies; 3. Defining ‘early civilization? 4. Evidence and interpretation; Sociopolitical Organization: 5. Kingship; 6. States: city and territorial; 7. Urbanism; 8. Class systems and social mobility; 9. Family organization and gender roles; 10. Administration; 11. Law; 12. Military organization; 13. Sociopolitical constants and variables; Economy: 14. Food production; 15. Land ownership; 16. Trade and craft specialization; 17. Appropriation of wealth; 18. Economic constants and variables; Cognitive and Symbolic Aspects: 19. Conceptions of the supernatural; 20. Cosmology and cosmogony; 21. Cult; 22. Priests, festivals, and the politics of the supernatural; 23. The individual and the universe; 24. Elite art and architecture; 25. Literacy and specialized knowledge; 26. Values and personal aspirations; 27. Cultural constants and variables; Discussion: 28. Culture and reason; 29. Conclusion; References; Index. Printed Pages: 774. 009435

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