Agricultural Strategies

Agricultural Strategies

By: Charles Stanish (editor), Joyce Marcus (editor)Paperback

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This volume looks at the role of agriculture in ancient societies from the near east, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

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edited by Joyce Marcus and Charles Stanish


Introduction (Joyce Marcus and Charles Stanish); MESOPOTAMIA: Intensified Large-scale Irrigation as an Aspect of Imperial Policy: Strategies of Statecraft on the Late Sasanian Mesopotamian Plain (Robert McC. Adams); From Highland to Desert: The Organization and Landscape of Irrigation in S. Arabia (Tony Wilkinson); ASIA:Intensification as Situated Process: Landscape History and Collapse (Kathleen Morrison); Water Supply, Labor Organisation and Land Ownership in Indus Floodplain Agricultural Systems (Heather M-L Miller); EUROPE: The Barren and the Fertile: Central and Local Intensification Strategies across Variable Landscapes (Tina L Thurston); Irrigation in Medieval Spain: A Personal Narrative across a Generation (Thomas F Glick); OCEANIA: Agricultural Intensification: A Polynesian Perspective (Patrick V Kirch); MESOAMERICA: The Roles of Ritual and Technology in Mesoamerican Water Management (Joyce Marcus); Agricultural Intensification, Water and Political Power in the Southern Maya Lowlands (Lisa Lucero); SOUTH AMERICA: Agricultural Innovation, Intensification, and Sociopolitical Development: the Case of Highland Irrigation Agriculture on the Pacific Andean Watersheds(Ryan Williams); Intensification, Political Economy, and the Farming Community: In Defense of a Bottom-Up Perspective of the Past (Clark Erickson); Prehispanic agricultural strategies of intensification in the Titicaca Basin of Peru and Bolivia (Charles Stanish); DISCUSSION: Intensification and the Political Economy: A Contextual Overview (Vern Scarborough).

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  • publication date: 12/09/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781931745222
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 300
  • ID: 9781931745222
  • weight: 930
  • ISBN10: 1931745226

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