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The Resource Urbanisation and state formation in the ancient Sahara and beyond, edited by Martin Sterry, David J. Mattingly

Urbanisation and state formation in the ancient Sahara and beyond, edited by Martin Sterry, David J. Mattingly

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Urbanisation and state formation in the ancient Sahara and beyond
Title
Urbanisation and state formation in the ancient Sahara and beyond
Statement of responsibility
edited by Martin Sterry, David J. Mattingly
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The themes of sedentarisation, urbanisation and state formation are fundamental ones in the archaeology of many diverse parts of the world but have been little explored in relation to early societies of the Saharan zone. Moreover, the possibility has rarely been considered that the precocious civilisations bordering this vast desert were interconnected by long-range contacts and knowledge networks. The orthodox opinion of many of the key oasis zones within the Sahara is that they were not created before the early medieval period and the Islamic conquest of Mediterranean North Africa. Major claims of this volume are that the ultimate origins of oasis settlements in many parts of the Sahara were considerably earlier, that by the first millennium AD some of these oasis settlements were of a size and complexity to merit the categorisation 'towns' and that a few exceptional examples were focal centres within proto-states or early state-level societies
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UkCbUP
Dewey number
307.760967
Index
index present
LC call number
HT114
LC item number
.U728 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sterry, Martin
  • Mattingly, D. J.
Series statement
The Trans-Saharan archaeology
Series volume
volume 3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Human settlements
  • City-states
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Africa, North
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Urbanisation and state formation in the ancient Sahara and beyond, edited by Martin Sterry, David J. Mattingly
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
CR9781108637978
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 740 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108637978
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
Label
Urbanisation and state formation in the ancient Sahara and beyond, edited by Martin Sterry, David J. Mattingly
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 Mar 2020)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781108637978
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 740 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108637978
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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