The Collapse of Complex Societies (New Studies in Archaeology)

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Any explanation of political collapse carries lessons not just for the study of ancient societies, but for the members of all complex societies in both the present and future. Dr Tainter describes nearly two dozen cases of collapse and reviews more than 2000 years of explanations. He then develops a new and far-reaching theory.

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Any explanation of political collapse carries lessons not just for the study of ancient societies, but for the members of all complex societies in both the present and future. Dr Tainter describes nearly two dozen cases of collapse and reviews more than 2000 years of explanations. He then develops a new and far-reaching theory that accounts for collapse among diverse kinds of societies, evaluating his model and clarifying the processes of disintegration by detailed studies of the Roman, Mayan and Chacoan collapses.

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Editorial: Cambridge University Press (1988)
ISBN 10: 0521340926 ISBN 13: 9780521340922
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Descripción Cambridge University Press, 1988. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110521340926

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