The Emergence of Premodern States: New Perspectives on the Development of Complex Societies


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6.0 X 1.0 X 9.0 inches | 1.62 pounds
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About the Author

Jeremy A. Sabloff is an archaeologist with a specialty in ancient Maya civilization. He is an external professor and past president of the Santa Fe Institute and the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author or co-author of ten books and monographs, as well as the editor or co-editor of fourteen books.

PAULA L. W. SABLOFF, an anthropologist, is an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. She received her B.A. from Vassar College (1967) and her M.A. and PhD from Brandeis University (1971 and 1977 respectively). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh while conducting research in Mexico, the United States and Mongolia. A political anthropologist, her research interests have focused on Mexicans' manipulation of government land classification and Mongolians' changing ideas of democracy and capitalism. For the past five years, she has returned to her first love-archaeology-creating a database in order to compare premodern societies. She is writing papers from this database on kings' modes of risk reduction in war and the political agency of royal women.