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              Books in the Oxford Studies in the Archaeology of Ancient States series

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              The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China: From the Bronze Age to the Han Empire
               

              The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China: From the Bronze Age to the Han Empire (Paperback)

              By Yao, Alice

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              Although long considered to be a barren region on the periphery of ancient Chinese civilization, the southwest massif was once the political heartland of numerous Bronze Age polities. Their distinctive material tradition-intricately cast bronze kettle drums and cowrie shell conta...iners-has given archaeologists and historians a glimpse of the extraordinary wealth, artistry, and power exercised by highland leaders over the course of the first millennium BC. In the first century BC, Han imperial conquest reduced local power and began a process of cultural assimilation. Instead of a clash between center and periphery or barbarism and civilization, this book examines the classic study of imperial rule as a confrontation between different political temporalities. The author provides an archaeological account of the southwest where Bronze Age landscape formations and funerary traditions bring to light a history of competing warrior cultures and kingly genealogies. In particular, the book illustrates how mourners used funerals and cemetery mounds to transmit social biographies and tribal affiliations across successive generations. Han incorporation thus entangled the orders of state time with the generational cycles of local factions, foregrounding the role of time in the production of power relations in imperial frontiers. The book extends approaches to empires to show how prehistoric time frames continue to shape the futures of frontier subjects despite imperial efforts to unify space and histories.
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              ISBN 9780190882341
              Released NZ 15 May 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Series Oxford Studies in the Archaeology of Ancient States
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              The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China: From the Bronze Age to the Han Empire

              The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China: From the Bronze Age to the Han Empire (Hardback)

              By Yao, Alice

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              The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China offers a vivid account of the history of warrior polities occupying the southwestern frontiers of early China. Placing the archaeology of the Dian and its Bronze Age neighbors in dialogue with anthropological theory, Alice Yao shows how lo...cal histories of kingship come to challenge and resist imperial governance as well as the production of historiography.
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              ISBN 9780199367344
              Released NZ 21 Jan 2016
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Series Oxford Studies in the Archaeology of Ancient States
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              The Origins of Ancient Vietnam

              The Origins of Ancient Vietnam (Hardback)

              By Kim, Nam C.

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              The Origins of Ancient Vietnam explores the genesis of civilization in the Red River Delta of Vietnam and how it can inform our understanding of ancient societies, generally, and the foundations of Vietnamese culture, specifically.

              ISBN 9780199980888
              Released NZ 31 Dec 2015
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Series Oxford Studies in the Archaeology of Ancient States
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              The Origins of Ancient Vietnam

              The Origins of Ancient Vietnam (Paperback)

              By Kim, Nam C.

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              The Origins of Ancient Vietnam explores the genesis of civilization in the Red River Delta of Vietnam and how it can inform our understanding of ancient societies, generally, and the foundations of Vietnamese culture, specifically.

              ISBN 9780190882358
              Released NZ 15 May 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Series Oxford Studies in the Archaeology of Ancient States
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              Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico
               

              Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico (Hardback)

              By Carballo, David M.

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              Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico examines the ways in which urbanization and religion intersected in pre-Columbian central Mexico. It provides a materially informed history of religion and an archaeology of cities that considers religion as a generative force i...n societal change.
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              ISBN 9780190251062
              Released NZ 21 Jan 2016
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Series Oxford Studies in the Archaeology of Ancient States
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              Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico

              Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico (Paperback)

              By Carballo, David M.

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              Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico examines the ways in which urbanization and religion intersected in pre-Columbian central Mexico. It provides a materially informed history of religion and an archaeology of cities that considers religion as a generative force i...n societal change.
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              ISBN 9780190882334
              Released NZ 15 May 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Oxford Studies in the Archaeology of Ancient States
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