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Ancient Society

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674865662

Publication Date: 01/01/1964

471 pages

4 tables

Belknap Press


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  • Introduction by Leslie A. White
  • A Note on the Text
  • Editions of Ancient Society
  • Preface
  • Part I: Growth of Intelligence Through Inventions and Discoveries
    • 1. Ethnical Periods
    • 2. Arts of Subsistence
    • 3. Ratio of Human Progress
  • Part II: Growth of the Idea of Government
    • 1. Organization of Society Upon the Basis of Sex
    • 2. The Iroquois Gens
    • 3. The Iroquois Phratry
    • 4. The Iroquois Tribe
    • 5. The Iroquois Confederacy
    • 6. Gentes in other Tribes of the Ganowánian Family
    • 7. The Aztec Confederacy
    • 8. The Grecian Gens
    • 9. The Grecian Phratry, Tribe and Nation
    • 10. The Institution of Grecian Political Society
    • 11. The Roman Gens
    • 12. The Roman Curia, Tribe and Populus
    • 13. The Institution of Roman Political Society
    • 14. Change of Descent from the Female to the Male Line
    • 15. Gentes in other Tribes of the Human Family
  • Part III: Growth of the Idea of the Family
    • 1. The Ancient Family
    • 2. The Consanguine Family
    • 3. The Punaluan Family
    • 4. The Syndyasmian and the Patriarchal Families
    • 5. The Monogamian Family
    • 6. Sequence of Institutions Connected with the Family
  • Part IV: Growth of the Idea of Property
    • 1. The Three Rules of Inheritance
    • 2. The Three Rules of Inheritance—Continued
  • Index

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