The Estado as a Proto-State Polity

Chapter
Part of the Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology book series (CGHA, volume 38)

Abstract

The theoretical background and concepts applied in this study are developed and definitions of states and polities are considered.

Keywords

States Composite Andes Legitimacy Power Authority 

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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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