Table of contents for Understanding early civilizations : a comparative study / Bruce G. Trigger.

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Introduction: 1. Rationalism and relativism
2. Comparative studies
3. Defining 'early civilization'
4. Evidence and interpretation
Sociopolitical Organization: 5. Kingship
6. States: city and territorial
7. Urbanism
8. Class systems and social mobility
9. Family organization and gender roles
10. Administration
11. Law
12. Military organization
13. Sociopolitical constants and variables
Economy: 14. Food production
15. Land ownership
16. Trade and craft specialization
17. Appropriation of wealth
18. Economic constants and variables
Cognitive and Symbolic Aspects: 19. Conceptions of the supernatural
20. Cosmology and cosmogony
21. Cult
22. Priests, festivals, and the politics of the supernatural
23. The individual and the universe
24. Elite art and architecture
25. Literacy and specialized knowledge
26. Values and personal aspirations
27. Cultural constants and variables
Discussion: 28. Culture and reason
29. Conclusion

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Civilization, Ancient, Social archaeology, Prehistoric peoples