The Principles of Social Evolution
Clarendon Press, 1986 - 412 Seiten
Dispelling the general assumption that social institutions survive because of their sophisticated adaptive advantages, this groundbreaking work asserts that the most common customs and institutions may endure because of their very simplicity or as a result of simple human proclivity. Using religious, military, and kinship institutions to illustrate this argument, the author shows that a precise combination of these factors may lead to the emergence of new forms of social evolution.
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At this assembly it is also permissible to lay accusations and to bring capital
charges ... ( Germania , 11-12 ) Similarly , among the Celtic people the king met
the people in the assembly , óenach . These ' were held at certain festivals each
The Old English hundred court had all the features of an ancient popular
assembly . It met in the open air , and at regular intervals of four weeks , so that
no summons was necessary to compel the attendance of its suitors . The
There is little or no resemblance either in importance or function to the Indo -
European assembly . At the level of towns and ' cities ' we encounter that more or
less universal phenomenon , the local council of senior and influential men , but ...
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I'm glad this was the first book I read on social evolution. The author does a great job of explaining why the darwinian theory of variation and selection can not be applied directly to social ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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