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Understanding Collapse: Ancient History and Modern Myths

  title={Understanding Collapse: Ancient History and Modern Myths},
  author={Guy D. Middleton},
Understanding Collapse explores the collapse of ancient civilisations, such as the Roman Empire, the Maya, and Easter Island. In this lively survey, Guy D. Middleton critically examines our ideas about collapse - how we explain it and how we have constructed potentially misleading myths around collapses - showing how and why collapse of societies was a much more complex phenomenon than is often admitted. Rather than positing a single explanatory model of collapse - economic, social, or… Expand
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