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From Chiefdom to Archaic State: Hawai̒i in Comparative and Historical Context

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in How Chiefs Became Kings: Divine Kingship and the Rise of Archaic States in Ancient Hawai'i

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267251
eISBN:
9780520947849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267251.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The thesis of this book is that Hawai'i consisted of three to four competing archaic states, each headed by a divine king. Hawai'i offers a “model system” for how differences in rank originally ... More


The Sargonic and Ur III Empires

Piotr Steinkeller

in The Oxford World History of Empire: Volume Two: The History of Empires

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197532768
eISBN:
9780197532799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197532768.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter surveys the history of arguably the two earliest empires on record, both of which originated in Mesopotamia (ancient Iraq). The first of them was founded, ca. 2350 BCE, by Sargon of ... More


The Limits of Obedience: Kings, Priests, and the People

Sarah Mortimer

in Reformation, Resistance, and Reason of State (1517-1625)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780199674886
eISBN:
9780191937392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674886.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The murder of Henry III in 1589 plunged France further into crisis, raising questions not only of succession but also of the limits of royal power and the legitimacy of resistance. Leading figures in ... More


Northwestern Belize

Brett A. Houk, Marilyn A. Masson, Michael E. Smith, and John W. Janusek

in Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060637
eISBN:
9780813050973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060637.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines three cities in northwestern Belize: La Milpa, Dos Hombres, and Chan Chich. The biggest city in the area, La Milpa boasts the largest public plaza in the eastern lowlands; Plaza ... More


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