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

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

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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
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Author
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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UkCbUP
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Middleton, Guy D
Dewey number
930
Index
index present
LC call number
CB311
LC item number
.M43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Civilization, Ancient
  • History, Ancient
  • Social change
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Resilience (Personality trait)
  • Human ecology
  • History
  • Social archaeology
  • Environmental archaeology
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Understanding collapse : ancient history and modern myths, Guy D. Middleton, Newcastle University, UK
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 17 Jul 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
CR9781316584941
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 441 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107151499
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Understanding collapse : ancient history and modern myths, Guy D. Middleton, Newcastle University, UK
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 17 Jul 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
CR9781316584941
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 441 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107151499
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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