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Ergo

Romila Thapar

in From Lineage to State: Social Formations of the Mid-First Millenium BC in the Ganga Valley

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195626759
eISBN:
9780199080656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195626759.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter summarizes the shift of the early Indian societies into states, taking into consideration the information that can be found in early texts. It examines the traditional concepts in terms ... More


Spread of Civilization in Eastern India

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0026
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

A civilized society can produce enough to sustain the actual producers and the consumers. A combination of these elements makes for civilization. The period from the fourth to the seventh century is ... More


Violence and the State

Alan B. Lloyd

in Ancient Egypt: State and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199286188
eISBN:
9780191804328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199286188.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the role of violence in the state system. The Egyptian state was created through violence and maintained ultimately by the veiled threat or physical application of force. ... More


Kingship

Alan B. Lloyd

in Ancient Egypt: State and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199286188
eISBN:
9780191804328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199286188.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter analyses the most significant institutional creation of Egypt's prehistoric cultures, i.e. kingship, the pivotal institution of Egyptian society and the embodiment of the Pharaonic state ... More


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