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The Resource Understanding collapse : ancient history and modern myths, Guy D. Middleton (Newcastle University, UK), (electronic resource)

Understanding collapse : ancient history and modern myths, Guy D. Middleton (Newcastle University, UK), (electronic resource)

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Understanding collapse : ancient history and modern myths
Title
Understanding collapse
Title remainder
ancient history and modern myths
Statement of responsibility
Guy D. Middleton (Newcastle University, UK)
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Understanding Collapse explores the collapse of ancient civilisations, such as the Roman Empire, the Maya, and Easter Island. In this lively survey, Guy D. Middleton critically examines our ideas about collapse--how we explain it and how we have constructed potentially misleading myths around collapses--showing how and why collapse of societies was a much more complex phenomenon than is often admitted. Rather than positing a single explanatory model of collapse--economic, social, or environmental--Middleton gives full consideration to the overlooked resilience in communities of ancient peoples and the choices that they made. He offers a fresh interpretation of collapse that will be accessible to both students and scholars. The book is an engaging, introductory-level survey of collapse in the archaeology/history literature, which will be ideal for use in courses on the collapse of civilizations, sustainability, and climate change. It includes up-to-date case studies of famous and less well-known examples of collapses, and is illustrated with 25 black and white illustrations, 3 line drawings, 16 tables and 18 maps"--
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Middleton, Guy D
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • History, Ancient
  • Social change
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Resilience (Personality trait)
  • Human ecology
  • History
  • Social archaeology
  • Environmental archaeology
Label
Understanding collapse : ancient history and modern myths, Guy D. Middleton (Newcastle University, UK), (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
1. Introducing collapse -- 2. Egypt : the Old Kingdom falls -- 3. Akkad : the end of the world's first empire -- 4. The Indus Valley : a truly lost civilisation? -- 5. The end of Minoan Crete -- 6. The kingdoms of Mycenaean Greece -- 7. The Hittites and the Eastern Mediterranean -- 8. The fall of the Western Roman Empire -- 9. Collapse and revolution in Mesoamerica -- 10. The classic Maya collapse -- 11. Collapse in the Andes -- 12. Angkor and the Khmer -- 13. The incredible survival of Rapa Nui -- Conclusions
Control code
ssj0001855036
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107151499
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016023884
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001855036
Label
Understanding collapse : ancient history and modern myths, Guy D. Middleton (Newcastle University, UK), (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
1. Introducing collapse -- 2. Egypt : the Old Kingdom falls -- 3. Akkad : the end of the world's first empire -- 4. The Indus Valley : a truly lost civilisation? -- 5. The end of Minoan Crete -- 6. The kingdoms of Mycenaean Greece -- 7. The Hittites and the Eastern Mediterranean -- 8. The fall of the Western Roman Empire -- 9. Collapse and revolution in Mesoamerica -- 10. The classic Maya collapse -- 11. Collapse in the Andes -- 12. Angkor and the Khmer -- 13. The incredible survival of Rapa Nui -- Conclusions
Control code
ssj0001855036
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107151499
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016023884
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001855036

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