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              The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
               

              The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity (Paperback)

              By Graeber, David; Wengrow, David

              • RRP: $30.00
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              • Pub Date
                19 Jul 22

              For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike - either free and equal, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. David Graeb...er and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged, and why they are wrong. In doing so, they overturn our view of human history, including the origins of farming, cities, democracy, slavery and civilization itself. Drawing on path-breaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we begin to see what's really there. If humans did not spend 95 per cent of their past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture and cities did not mean a plunge into hierarchy, then what kinds of organization did they lead to? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful possibilities than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by curiosity, moral vision and faith in the power of direct action.
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              ISBN 9780141991061
              Released NZ 19 Jul 2022
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
               

              The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity (Hardback)

              By Graeber, David; Wengrow, David

              • RRP: $75.00
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              For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike - either free and equal, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. David Graeb...er and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a reaction to indigenous critiques of European society, and why they are wrong. In doing so, they overturn our view of human history, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery and civilization itself. Drawing on path-breaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we begin to see what's really there. If humans did not spend 95 per cent of their evolutionary past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture, and cities, did not mean a plunge into hierarchy and domination, then what kinds of social and economic organization did they lead to? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful possibilities than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by curiosity, moral vision and faith in the power of direct action.
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              ISBN 9780241402429
              Released NZ 16 Dec 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Cultures of Commodity Branding

              Cultures of Commodity Branding (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Bevan, Andrew; Wengrow, David

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              The contributions in this volume document, both in past social contexts and recent ones, the need to understand branded commodities as part of a broader continuum with techniques of gift-giving, ritual, and sacrifice.

              ISBN 9781598745429
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2012
              Publisher Left Coast Press Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series UCL Institute of Archaeology Publications
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              Cultures of Commodity Branding
               

              Cultures of Commodity Branding (Hardback)

              Edited by Bevan, Andrew; Wengrow, David

              • RRP: $294.00
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              Show that the concept of commodity branding stretches back to the beginnings of Ancient Egypt and can be found in various permutations in places as diverse as the Bronze Age Mediterranean, Early Modern Europe, and the highland kingdoms of Cameroon. This v

              ISBN 9781598745412
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2010
              Publisher Left Coast Press Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series UCL Institute of Archaeology Publications
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              The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction
               

              The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wengrow, David

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              It has often been claimed that monsters --supernatural creatures with bodies composed from multiple species--play a significant part in the thought and imagery of all people from all times. The Origins of Monsters advances an alternative view. Composite figurations are intriguing...ly rare and isolated in the art of the prehistoric era. Instead it wa
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              ISBN 9780691202396
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2020
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series The Rostovtzeff Lectures
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              What Makes Civilization?: The Ancient Near East and the Future of the West

              What Makes Civilization?: The Ancient Near East and the Future of the West (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wengrow, David

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              A vivid new account of the 'birth of civilization' in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia where many of the foundations of modern life were laid

              ISBN 9780199699421
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction
                

              The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction (Hardback)

              By Wengrow, David

              Can cognitive science explain the potency of such images? Does evolutionary psychology hold a key to understanding the transmission of symbols? How is our making and perception of images influenced by institutions and technologies? This title deals with these questions.

              ISBN 9780691159041
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series The Rostovtzeff Lectures
              Language (English)
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              The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
                

              The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Graeber, David; Wengrow, David

              • RRP: $53.00
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              • Pub Date
                10 Jan 23

              INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A dramatically new understanding of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution--from the development of agriculture and cities to the origins of the state, democracy, and inequality--and revealing new possi...bilities for human emancipation For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike--either free and equal innocents, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or by taming our baser instincts. David Graeber and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a conservative reaction to powerful critiques of European society posed by Indigenous observers and intellectuals. Revisiting this dialectic has startling implications for how we make sense of human history today, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery, and civilization itself. Drawing on pathbreaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors illustrate how history becomes a far more interesting place once we learn to throw off our conceptual blinders and perceive what's really there. If humans did not spend 95 percent of their evolutionary past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing during all that time? If agriculture and cities did not mean a plunge into hierarchy and domination, then what kinds of social and economic organizations did they lead to? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of human history may be less set in stone, and more open to playful, hopeful possibilities, than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and begins to imagine new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by curiosity, moral vision, and a faith in the power of direct action.
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              ISBN 9781250858801
              Publisher Picador
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
                

              The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity (Hardback)

              By Graeber, David; Wengrow, David

              • RRP: $74.50
              • $73.21
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              A trailblazing account of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution--from the development of agriculture and cities to the emergence of the state, political violence, and social inequality--and revealing new possibilities for human emancip...ation. For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike--either free and equal innocents, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. David Graeber and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a conservative reaction to powerful critiques of European society posed by Indigenous observers and intellectuals. Revisiting this encounter has startling implications for how we make sense of human history today, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery, and civilization itself. Drawing on pathbreaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we learn to throw off our conceptual shackles and perceive what's really there. If humans did not spend 95 percent of their evolutionary past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture, and cities, did not mean a plunge into hierarchy and domination, then what kinds of social and economic organization did they lead to? What was really happening during the periods that we usually describe as the emergence of the state? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of human history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful, hopeful possibilities, than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by c
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              ISBN 9780374157357
              Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr
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              The Archaeology of Early Egypt: Social Transformations in North-East Africa, c.10,000 to 2,650 BC
               

              The Archaeology of Early Egypt: Social Transformations in North-East Africa, c.10,000 to 2,650 BC (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Wengrow, David; Series edited by Yoffee, Norman; Alcock, Susan E.; Dillehay, Tom; Shennan, Steven

              • RRP: $188.99
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              New interpretation of the emergence of farming economies and the dynastic state in Egypt c. 10,000-2,650 BC.

              ISBN 9780521543743
              Released NZ 25 May 2006
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Cambridge World Archaeology
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