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  • Afghanistan
    Afghanistan (English, Paperback) Thomas Barfield

    Traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in Afghanistan, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. This title introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in this volatile region of the world.

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  • The Dictionary of Anthropology
    The Dictionary of Anthropology (English, Paperback) Thomas Barfield

    The most comprehensive account of anthropological concepts, theories and methodologies yet published. The first reference work in anthropology to give equal prominence to American, British and European work in the discipline.

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  • The Perilous Frontier
    The Perilous Frontier (English, Paperback) Thomas Barfield

    As is an anthropologist, Barfield succeeds in testing abstract models of society against the detailed historical recordThe author has an accessible, narrative style. .

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  • The Perilous Frontier (Hardback) Thomas Barfield

    The author employs anthropology and history to analyze the relationship between China and the tribal peoples of Inner Asia. Barfield explains why, in spite of their small numbers and poorly developed economies, the tribal nomads established large empires that threatened the security of China.

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  • Nomadic Pathway in Social Evolution
    Nomadic Pathway in Social Evolution (English, Paperback) Nikolay Kradin, Dmitri Bondarenko

    At present there are many theories which interpret characteristic features of nomadic pastoralists differently. Could nomads overcome the threshold of statehood independently and if yes, how such societies should be defined? Why the economic basis of nomadism has changed so slightly in millennia while the political organization is changing constantly from acephalous tribes and chiefdoms to...

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  • The Dictionary of Anthropology
    The Dictionary of Anthropology (English, Hardback) Thomas Barfield

    Designed to become the standard reference guide to the discipline of social and cultural anthropology, this dictionary consists of substantial analytical articles focusing on key anthropological concepts, theories and methodologies. It draws on contributions from some 120 distinguished American and British anthropologists.

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  • The Dictionary of Anthropology (Paperback) Thomas Barfield

    This volume consists of substantial analytical articles focusing on key anthropological concepts, theories and methodologies. It also includes critical assessments of the founders and 20th-century leaders of the discipline.

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  • Afghanistan
    Afghanistan (English, Hardback) Thomas Barfield

    Traces the historic struggles and the nature of political authority in Afghanistan, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century. This book introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in this region, explaining what unites them as Afghans despite the regional, cultural, and political differences that divide them.

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  • The Nomadic Alternative (English, Paperback) Thomas Barfield

    An ethnographic and historical examination of nomadic pastoral societies in Africa, the Near East, Iranian Plateau, and Central Eurasia.

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