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              Books by Mark Altaweel

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              The Model-Based Archaeology of Socionatural Systems
               

              The Model-Based Archaeology of Socionatural Systems (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              Edited by Kohler, Timothy A.; Leeuw, Van Der Sander E.; Contributions by Altaweel, Mark; Anderies, John M.; Berger, Jean-Francois

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              Taken together, the chapters in this volume constitute an argument for a new way of thinking about how archaeology is (and should be) conducted.

              ISBN 9781930618879
              Released NZ 30 May 2007
              Publisher SAR Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Resident Scholar
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              Water Societies and Technologies from the Past and Present
                

              Water Societies and Technologies from the Past and Present (Paperback)

              Edited by Altaweel, Mark; Zhuang, Dr Yijie

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              Today, our societies face great challenges with water, both in terms of quantity and quality, but many of these challenges also existed at points in the past. Focusing on Asia, Water Societies and Technologies from the Past and Present seeks to highlight the issues that emerge or... reemerge across different societies and periods and asks what they can tell us about water sustainability. Incorporating cutting-edge research and pioneering field surveys on past and present water management practices, the interdisciplinary contributors together identify how societies managed water resource challenges and utilized water in ways that allowed them to evolve, persist, or drastically alter their environment.
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              ISBN 9781911576709
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2018
              Publisher UCL Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Revolutionizing a World: From Small States to Universalism in the Pre-Islamic Near East
                

              Revolutionizing a World: From Small States to Universalism in the Pre-Islamic Near East (Hardback)

              By Altaweel, Mark; Squitieri, Andrea

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              This book investigates the long-term continuity of large-scale states and empires, and its effect on the Near East's social fabric, including the fundamental changes that occurred to major social institutions. Its geographical coverage spans, from east to west, modern-day Libya a...nd Egypt to Central Asia, and from north to south, Anatolia to southern Arabia, incorporating modern-day Oman and Yemen. Its temporal coverage spans from the late eighth century BCE to the seventh century CE during the rise of Islam and collapse of the Sasanian Empire. The authors argue that the persistence of large states and empires starting in the eighth/seventh centuries BCE, which continued for many centuries, led to new sociopolitical structures and institutions emerging in the Near East. The primary processes that enabled this emergence were large-scale and long-distance movements, or population migrations. These patterns of social developments are analyzed under different aspects: settlement patterns, urban structure, material culture, trade, governance, language spread, and religion, all pointing at movement as the main catalyst for social change. This book's argument is framed within a larger theoretical framework termed as universalism, a theory that explains many of the social transformations that happened to societies in the Near East, starting from the Neo-Assyrian period and continuing for centuries. Among other influences, the effects of these transformations are today manifested in modern languages, concepts of government, universal religions and monetized and globalized economies.
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              ISBN 9781911576655
              Released NZ 26 Feb 2018
              Publisher UCL Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Water Societies and Technologies from the Past and Present
               

              Water Societies and Technologies from the Past and Present (EPUB ebook)

              Edited by Altaweel, Mark; Zhuang, Yijie

              Focusing on Asia, Water Societies and Technologies from the Past andPresentseeks to highlight the issues that emerge or re-emerge across different societies and periods, and asks what they can tell us about water sustainability.

              ISBN 9781911576723
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              Language en
              Released NZ 26 Nov 2018
              Publisher UCL Press
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              Revolutionizing a World: From Small States to Universalism in the Pre-Islamic Near East
               

              Revolutionizing a World: From Small States to Universalism in the Pre-Islamic Near East (EPUB ebook)

              By Altaweel, Mark; Squitieri, Andrea

              This book investigates the long-term continuity of large-scale states and empires, and its effect on the Near East's social fabric, including the fundamental changes that occurred to major social institutions.

              ISBN 9781911576662
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              Language en
              Released NZ 26 Feb 2018
              Publisher UCL Press
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