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The Resource Ancient states and infrastructural power : Europe, Asia, and America, edited by Clifford Ando and Seth Richardson

Ancient states and infrastructural power : Europe, Asia, and America, edited by Clifford Ando and Seth Richardson

Label
Ancient states and infrastructural power : Europe, Asia, and America
Title
Ancient states and infrastructural power
Title remainder
Europe, Asia, and America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Clifford Ando and Seth Richardson
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While ancient states are often characterized in terms of the powers that they claimed to possess, this book argues that they were in fact fundamentally weak, both in the exercise of force outside of war and in the infrastructural and regulatory powers that such force would, in theory, defend. In Ancient States and Infrastructural Power a distinguished group of contributors examines the ways in which early states built their territorial, legal, and political powers before they had the capabilities to enforce them. The volume brings Greek and Roman historians together with scholars of early Mesopotamia, late antique Persia, ancient China, Visigothic Iberia, and the Inca empire to compare various models of state power across regional and disciplinary divisions. How did the polis become the body that regulates property rights? Why did Chinese and Persian states maintain aristocracies that sometimes challenged their autocracies? How did Babylon and Rome promote the state as the custodian of moral goods? In worlds without clear borders, how did societies from Rome to Byzantium come to share legal and social identities rooted in concepts of territory? From the Inca Empire to Visigothic Iberia, why did tributary practices reinforce territorial ideas about membership? Contributors address how states first claimed and developed the ability to delineate territory, promote laws, and establish political identity; and they investigate how the powers that states appropriated came to be seen as their natural and normal domain
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Cataloging source
ERASA
Dewey number
320.01
Index
index present
LC call number
JC51
LC item number
.A53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Empire and after
Label
Ancient states and infrastructural power : Europe, Asia, and America, edited by Clifford Ando and Seth Richardson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 309 pages
Isbn
9780812249316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974847155
Label
Ancient states and infrastructural power : Europe, Asia, and America, edited by Clifford Ando and Seth Richardson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 309 pages
Isbn
9780812249316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974847155

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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