The Course of Human History: Economic Growth, Social Process, and Civilization

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This text explores four major features of human society in their ecological and historical context: the origins of priests and organised religion; the rise of military men in an agrarian society; economic expansion and growth; and civilising and decivilising trends over time.
 

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Ecological Regimes and the Rise of Organized Religion
31
The Formation of MilitaryAgrarian Regimes
49
Extensive Growth in the Premodern World
63
Recurrent Transitions to Intensive Growth
83
Civilizing and Decivilizing Processes
101
Comparing Civilizing Processes
117
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