By Bruce Routledge

After neo-evolutionism, how does one speak about the pre-modern country? during the last 20 years archaeological learn has shifted decisively from check-list identifications of the country as an evolutionary kind to stories of the way energy and authority have been constituted in particular polities. constructing Gramsci's idea of hegemony, this e-book offers an obtainable dialogue of basic rules that serve to assist us comprehend and organise those new instructions in archaeological examine. all through this ebook, conceptual matters are illustrated by way of case reviews drawn from Madagascar, Mesopotamia, the Inca, the Maya and Greece.

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