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Ref ID: 21552
Ref Type: Book (Edited)
Editors: Earle, Timothy
Title: Chiefdoms: power, economy, and ideology
Date: 1991
Place of Publication: Cambridge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Notes: Description: The contributors to this volume are interested in how ruling elites retain power through control over production and exchange, and then legitimize that control through an elaborated ideology. The ten case studies look at particular chiefdoms, originating in specific historical conditions. Despite obvious differences among the chiefdoms, certain common underlying processes are revealed. This volume offers a rich and varied interpretation of sociopolitical power.
Date Created: 6/7/2006