The Collapse of Complex Societies Joseph Tainter

The Collapse of Complex Societies

Author: Joseph Tainter
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Book Title
The Collapse of Complex Societies
Author
Joseph Tainter
ISBN
9780521386739
Political disintegration is a persistent feature of world history. The Collapse of Complex Societies, though written by an archaeologist, will therefore strike a chord throughout the social sciences. Any explanation of societal collapse carries lessons not just for the study of ancient societies, but for the members of all such societies in both the present and future. Dr. Tainter describes nearly two dozen cases of collapse and reviews more than 2000 years of explanations. He then develops a new and far-reaching theory that accounts for collapse among diverse kinds of societies, evaluating his model and clarifying the processes of disintegration by detailed studies of the Roman, Mayan and Chacoan collapses.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Joseph TainterPublisher: Cambridge University PressPublished: 03/30/1990ISBN: 9780521386739Pages: 262Weight: 0.95lbsSize: 9.50h x 6.60w x 0.70d
Political disintegration is a persistent feature of world history. The Collapse of Complex Societies, though written by an archaeologist, will therefore strike a chord throughout the social sciences. Any explanation of societal collapse carries lessons not just for the study of ancient societies, but for the members of all such societies in both the present and future. Dr. Tainter describes nearly two dozen cases of collapse and reviews more than 2000 years of explanations. He then develops a new and far-reaching theory that accounts for collapse among diverse kinds of societies, evaluating his model and clarifying the processes of disintegration by detailed studies of the Roman, Mayan and Chacoan collapses.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Joseph Tainter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 03/30/1990
ISBN: 9780521386739
Pages: 262
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 9.50h x 6.60w x 0.70d
Political disintegration is a persistent feature of world history. The Collapse of Complex Societies, though written by an archaeologist, will therefore strike a chord throughout the social sciences. Any explanation of societal collapse carries lessons not just for the study of ancient societies, but for the members of all such societies in both the present and future. Dr. Tainter describes nearly two dozen cases of collapse and reviews more than 2000 years of explanations. He then develops a new and far-reaching theory that accounts for collapse among diverse kinds of societies, evaluating his model and clarifying the processes of disintegration by detailed studies of the Roman, Mayan and Chacoan collapses.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Joseph Tainter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 03/30/1990
ISBN: 9780521386739
Pages: 262
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 9.50h x 6.60w x 0.70d