The Course of Human History: Economic Growth, Social Process, and Civilization
Johan Goudsblom, Instructor Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Indiana David M Jones, Eric Lionel Jones, Stephen Mennell, David M. Jones, Professor Stephen Mennell
M.E. Sharpe, 1996 - Social Science - 155 pages
This text explores four major features of human society in their ecological and historical context: the origins of priests and organised religion; the rise of military men in an agrarian society; economic expansion and growth; and civilising and decivilising trends over time.
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Ecological Regimes and the Rise of Organized Religion
The Formation of MilitaryAgrarian Regimes
Extensive Growth in the Premodern World
Recurrent Transitions to Intensive Growth
Civilizing and Decivilizing Processes
Comparing Civilizing Processes
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