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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celestial sovereign gives cattle to his people sacrificed by priests stolen by
traditional enemy recovered by warriors in raid Figure 2. The East African cattle
cycle Source : Lincoln 1981 : 35 . celestial sovereign gives cattle to his people
who turn ...
First , as a general principle , when we find that particular clans are termed '
priests ' and others ' warriors ' , this does not ... Thus , while only the beny (
spearmaster ) clans of the Dinka provide the Master of the Fishing Spear ( priest )
, this ...
Lineage heads act as priests and mediators with respect to their lineages , and
as spokesmen for their lineage members in court cases , while certain regional
priests act as mediators in warfare between towns . Within towns a body of priests
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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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