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Pre-Aryan India 1

Deepak Lal

in The Hindu Equilibrium: India c.1500 B.C. - 2000 A.D.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199275793
eISBN:
9780191706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275793.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter begins with a discussion of the geographical environment of Pre-Aryan India. It then discusses the emergence of pastoralism and agriculture, this is followed by a look at the development ... More


Urban Creations: The Cultural Ecology of Composite Animals

David Wengrow

in The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159041
eISBN:
9781400848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159041.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter considers the cultural ecology of composite animals. Paleolithic and Neolithic societies sometimes created durable images of composite beings, and the few surviving candidates have often ... More


The Secular City: Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective

Harvey Cox

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158853
eISBN:
9781400848850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158853.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since its initial publication in 1965, this book has been hailed as a classic for its nuanced exploration of the relationships among the rise of urban civilization, the decline of hierarchical, ... More


The Secular City in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Harvey Cox

in The Secular City: Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158853
eISBN:
9781400848850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158853.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter illustrates the rich variety of the secularization process, looking at four cities representing four distinctive regions. These cities include New Delhi, Rome, Prague, and Boston. They ... More


The future of agriculture and humanity

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This final chapter looks back at the impact of agriculture on human populations, and looks forward to a highly uncertain future for both farming and humanity. The relatively stable Holocene climate ... More


The Problem of Urban Civilization on Saigon’s Edge

Erik Harms

in Saigon's Edge: On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816656059
eISBN:
9781452946245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816656059.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the difficulties in achieving Ho Chi Minh City’s campaign to build an urban civilization. It argues that the campaign for urban civilization is a propaganda campaign because ... More


Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization: The Evolution of an Urban Landscape

Guillermo Algaze

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226013770
eISBN:
9780226013787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013787.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The alluvial lowlands of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in southern Mesopotamia are widely known as the “cradle of civilization”; owing to the scale of the processes of urbanization that took place ... More


The Middle Niger in Pre-Antiquity and Global Context

Michael A. Gomez

in African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196824
eISBN:
9781400888160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196824.003.0002
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter discusses the consistent omission of early and medieval Africa in world and imperial histories. West Africa is certainly left out of the narrative of early human endeavor, and only tends ... More


Factors Hindering Our Understanding of the Sumerian Takeoff

in Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization: The Evolution of an Urban Landscape

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226013770
eISBN:
9780226013787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013787.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter details available evidence that bears on the initial emergence of urban civilization in the Mesopotamian alluvium. It outlines important conceptual and methodological problems that ... More


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