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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Solutions to this problem include the dispersal of fiefs , the requirement that fief
holders come regularly to court or provide hostages to the king , or the constant
movement of the king through his domain . Better still is the payment of such ...
Ideally , the king did not give regular payment to wealthy men who served him . In
the minds of the people of Jimma , the governors and highest ministers were men
of wealth who served for honor , power , and the chance of advancement , and ...
A law tract compiled about AD 700 lays down that if a king is wounded in the
back of the head while fleeing from the battlefield , he sinks to the level of a ' churl
' . . . ( Binchy 1970 : 17 ) According to Chaney , the Germanic ( and Anglo - Saxon
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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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