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The Measure of Civilization: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations
In the last thirty years, there have been fierce debates over how civilizations develop and why the West became so powerful. The Measure of Civilization presents a brand-new way of investigating
Burial and Ancient Society: The Rise of the Greek City State
List of figures and tables Preface and acknowledgements 1. Introduction: the argument Part I: 2. The living and the dead 3. The social dimensions of early Greek burial Part II: 4. Demography and
The Cambridge economic history of the Greco-Roman world
In this, the first comprehensive one-volume survey of the economies of classical antiquity, twenty-eight chapters summarise the current state of scholarship in their specialised fields and sketch new
Why the West Rules—For Now
There are two broad schools of thought on why the West rules. Proponents of 'Long‐Term Lock‐In' theories suggest that from time immemorial, some critical factor ‐ geography, climate, or culture
Economic Growth in Ancient Greece
Douglass North [1981, p. 3] famously defined "the task of economic history [as being] to explain the structure and performance of economies through time." By this criterion, scholarship on ancient
Peter Turchin. Ultrasociety: How 10,000 Years of War made Humans the Greatest Cooperators on Earth.
Turchin, Peter. 2016. Ultrasociety: How 10,000 Years of War made Humans the Greatest Cooperators on Earth.  Chaplin, CT: Beresta Books. 266 pages. Paperback $18.95.
Archaeology as Cultural History: Words and Things in Iron Age Greece
List of Illustrations. Preface and Acknowledgements. Journal Abbreviations. Part I:. 1. Archaeology as Cultural History. Part II:. 2. Archaeologies of Greece. 3. Inventing a Dark Age. Part III:. 4.