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The Collapse of Complex Societies (New Studies in Archaeology) by [Tainter, Joseph A.]
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'Tainter's model accommodates all levels of complexity and all kinds of evidence. It deserves to be widely read.' Antiquity

'Tainter's is an attractive and compelling thesis, of a genre which is nearly extinct among domestic historians.' History Today

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Any explanation of political collapse carries lessons not just for the study of ancient societies, but for the members of all complex 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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3961 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (27 May 1988)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001AOZ3PM
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #399,294 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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