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The Political Landscape Constellations of Authority in Early Complex Polities

Adam T. Smith

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  • Titolo:
    The Political Landscape Constellations of Authority in Early Complex Polities
  • Autore: Adam T. Smith
  • Editore: Berkeley : University of California Press
  • Anno: c2003
  • Formato: 1 online resource (349 p.).
  • Note di contenuto: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Surveying the Political Landscape; 1. Sublimated Spaces; 2. Archaeologies of Political Authority; 3. Geopolitics; 4. Polities; 5. Regimes; 6. Institutions; Conclusion: Toward a Cartography of Political Landscapes; References Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
    How do landscapes-defined in the broadest sense to incorporate the physical contours of the built environment, the aesthetics of form, and the imaginative reflections of spatial representations-contribute to the making of politics? Shifting through the archaeological, epigraphic, and artistic remains of early complex societies, this provocative and far-reaching book is the first systematic attempt to explain the links between spatial organization and politics from an anthropological point of view. The Classic-period Maya, the kingdom of Urartu, and the cities of early southern Meso
  • Soggetti: Landscape assessment; Landscape archaeology -- Political aspects; Political anthropology; g Human ecology; Land use; Landscape protection; g Archaeology; Cultural landscapes; g Ethnology; g Political science; Political science -- Anthropological aspects; Electronic books
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Tipo: Libro
  • Identificativo: ISBN: 9786612762857;ISBN: 0-520-93699-X;ISBN: 1-282-76285-0;ISBN: 1-59734-814-7

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