anatomy of the pre-modern world
- ISBN: 9781851683116
- Editorial: Oneworld Publications Ltd.
- Fecha de la edición: 2003
- Lugar de la edición: Oxford. Reino Unido
- Encuadernación: Rústica
- Medidas: 23 cm
- Nº Pág.: 214
- Idiomas: Inglés
This is an updated edition, with a new preface, of a classic text giving a readable and witty explanation of what the world was like before the advent of industry. Eminent historian Patricia Crone offers a blueprint for a world now lost, delineating the key common features of Islamic, Indian, Chinese and pre-medieval European societies. The book concentrates on such crucial issues as the role of politics and religion, how communities developed social hierarchies, and the relationship between the individual and the state.