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Peabody Museum Monographs 9

The Breakout

The Origins of Civilization

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$25.00 • £20.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780873659109

Publication Date: 05/25/2000


152 pages

7 x 10 inches

12 halftones, 18 line illustrations, 4 maps

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  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: In the Beginning [Martha Lamberg-Karlovsky]
  • 1. Ancient China and Its Anthropological Significance [Kwang-chih Chang]
  • 2. The Near Eastern “Breakout” and the Mesopotamian Social Contract [C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky]
  • 3. Ancient Chinese, New World, and Near Eastern Ideological Traditions: Some Observations [Gordon R. Willey]
  • 4. On Theories of Order and Justice in the Development of Civilization [David H. P. Maybury-Lewis]
  • 5. Sacred Landscape and Maya Kingship [Linda Schele]
  • 6. The Indo-European Origins of the Concept of a Democratic Society [Mason Hammond]
  • 7. How Was Ancient Israel Different? [William G. Dever]
  • 8. Absolutism and Reciprocity in Ancient Egypt [Mark Lehner]
  • 9. Harappan Beginnings [Gregory L. Possehl]
  • 10. Orientalism and Near Eastern Archaeology [Mogens Trolle Larsen]
  • Index

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