Early State Dynamics as Political Experiment

  title={Early State Dynamics as Political Experiment},
  author={H. Wright},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Research},
  pages={305 - 319}
  • H. Wright
  • Published 2006
  • History
  • Journal of Anthropological Research
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