LiteratureLIT 140B Archaeology of Power

Historical study of the concept of power as institutionalized in Indo-European society, elaborated in the ancient world, and bequeathed to the nation-states (Eastern and Western) of today. Focus is on the logic and ideas implicit in basic political, military, economic, and social structures. Readings in history, anthropology, linguistics, religion, political science, and myth. Critical approach designations: Histories, Power and Subjectivities. Distribution requirement: Pre-1750. Taught in conjunction with course 210.