Ancient Civilizations: Society Subcultures and the State Term Paper by Nicky

An analysis of how the dynamics of early civilizations in their totality form the society that subordinates itself to the state.
# 146392 | 2,683 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 26, 2010 in History (General)


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This paper explores the ways in the elements of the society's subcultures come together to form the overall social culture, and how, once formed, they give rise to the governing state. The paper relies upon the academic knowledge and expertise of renowned scholars and researchers who have studied the patterns of ancient civilizations. The existing bodies of works of the scholars and researchers whose work contributes to the understanding gained through this paper substantiate the rise of the nation-state governance through the unification of individual elements of the subculture.

Outline:
Introduction
Roman Society
China and Socialization
Egypt as a Society
MesoAmerica
Summary

From the Paper:

"China was a society that demonstrated early on in its history one of the necessary tools for moving toward the ideal of a nation-state, because it developed laws by which to bring together its population under a central governance by way of putting into writing laws for governance and morality (Peerenboom, R. P., 1993:1). When a society begins observing behaviors of its members and judging those behaviors as deviant and not good for the whole of society, and begin to put those observations down in a form of governance, that is establishing a governance of behavior of the society. The logical direction for such a society is expand its governance over the physical body too, and devise a philosophy of religion that people hold at the center of their existence, and design their lives and behavior around."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aitken, Ellen Bradshaw and Jennifer K. Berenson Maclean, eds. 2004. Philostratus's Heroikos: Religion and Cultural Identity in the Third Century C.E.. Boston: Brill. Book on-line. Available from Questia, http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=114073326. Internet. Accessed 3 April 2009.
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  • Lamberg-Karlovsky, C. C., and Jeremy A. Sabloff. 1979. Ancient Civilizations: The Near East and Mesoamerica. Menlo Park, CA: Benjamin/Cummings Publishing. Book on-line. Available from Questia, http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=89789017. Internet. Accessed 3 April 2009.
  • Maisels, Charles Keith. 2001. Early Civilizations of the Old World: The Formative Histories of Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia, India, and China. London: Routledge. Book on-line. Available from Questia, http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=109779549. Internet. Accessed 3 April 2009.

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