Political disintegration is a persistent feature of world history. The Collapse of Complex Societies, though written by an archaeologist, will therefore strike a chord throughout the social sciences. Any explanation of societal collapse carries lessons not just for the study of ancient societies, but for the members of all such 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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Twenty-four examples of societal collapse help develop a new theory to account for their breakdown. Detailed studies of the Roman, Mayan and Cacoan collapses clarify the processes of disintegration.About the Author:
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Descripción Cambridge University Press, 1988. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. 1st Edition. dj has touched edges, corners. pages lightly toned. some reading wear. some pages have pencil notes. binding is solid. clean. dj covered with mylar. Nº de ref. de la librería 4417531
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