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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Cultic Communities

Emily Mackil.

in Creating a Common Polity

June 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 47277 words.

A theoretical analysis of the functions of ritual lays the foundation for the argument that religion played a vital role in the formation of the koinon and in its maintenance over time. The...

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Frustrated Communities

Leslie Dossey.

in Peasant and Empire in Christian North Africa

October 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 11645 words.

This chapter traces the fate of North African community structures from the beginning of the Roman period to the fourth century. When the Romans arrived in Africa, there were thousands of...

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Community Organization

Edited by Lawrence H. Schiffman and James VanderKam.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 6741 words.

[This entry comprises three articles: Community Organization in the Rule of the Community, Community Organization in the Damascus

Qumran Community

Charlotte Hempel.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 4280 words.

The term Qumran community refers to the community whose archaeological and literary remains were preserved at Khirbet Qumran, ῾Ein-Feshka, and

Person, Family, and Community

Dimitri Mathiot.

in Atlantic Europe in the First Millennium BC

January 2012; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 7511 words.

This chapter examines the rural organization of Iron Age societies within northern Gaul. It focuses on the structure of settlements and their related territories, in particular exploring...

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War, the individual and the community

Louis Rawlings.

in The Ancient Greeks at War

October 2007; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 9953 words.

This chapter analyzes the impact of war on the individual and the community in ancient Greece. It suggests that for those who survived the personal brutality and trauma of combat, the...

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Unravelling the Function of Community-level Organization

Julia Lehmann, Phyllis Lee and R.I.M. Dunbar.

in Lucy to Language

February 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 16346 words.

This chapter examines the main clustering levels of social organisation in humans and other mammals, including chimpanzees and elephants, that exhibit multi-level social systems. It...

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Discussion and conclusions: communities and their landscapes

Stephen Rippon.

in Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

July 2012; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 9900 words.

This chapter discusses how the marked regional variation in landscape character described in the preceding chapters came to be perpetuated throughout the historic period. It shows that for...

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Economic Communities

Emily Mackil.

in Creating a Common Polity

June 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 46457 words.

This chapter advances the argument that there was an important fiscal element to federation in ancient Greece. The production of cooperative coinage in Boiotia prior to the emergence of the...

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Political Communities

Emily Mackil.

in Creating a Common Polity

June 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 38152 words.

The optimistic results of the fiscal analysis are tested here by exploring the role of coercion in the formation and maintenance of the koinon over time. This chapter shows that koina were...

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Community Health

A. J. Woodman.

in From Poetry to History

February 2012; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 7542 words.

This chapter surveys the use of metaphors in Latin historiography. The discussions include medical and related metaphors in the work of Tacitus; the use of illness language in Sallust and...

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How Climate Change Will Affect Coastal Wetlands and Coastal Communities

Robert Van de Noort.

in Climate Change Archaeology

October 2013; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 12281 words.

This chapter examines the effects of climate change on coastal wetlands. It introduces the biogeographical principles and concepts that underpin the relationships between climate change,...

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A Walled Community

Koenraad Donker van Heel.

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family

November 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 2426 words.

This book seeks to piece together the parts of Mrs. Naunakhte's life by retracing the steps of her children and her two husbands. Naunakhte, an “average” woman (but not really) from the New...

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The Art of Community

Duncan Garrow and Chris Gosden.

in Technologies of Enchantment?

August 2012; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 7463 words.

This chapter summarizes the book's main arguments, which emphasize the integral role of fine metalwork in cycles of cultural transformation and in the difficult process of negotiating...

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Changing places, changing communities

Chris Fowler.

in The Emergent Past

October 2013; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 19180 words.

This chapter examines Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age mortuary practices in North-East England and their relationship with places and landscapes. In particular, it considers the sites...

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Usable Pasts in the Corinthian Wilderness

Cavan W. Concannon.

in "When You Were Gentiles"

May 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 13096 words.

This chapter focuses on the intersections of history and migration as a way of reconstructing the spectral presences of “some” Corinthians who found new ways of organizing the life of their...

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Communities on the Edge of Civilization

Fiona Coward and R.I.M. Dunbar.

in Lucy to Language

February 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 13081 words.

This chapter examines the social problems faced by early Holocene groups in establishing permanent settlements and that resulted from their subsequent expansion. It first considers why it...

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Rule of the Community

Michael A. Knibb.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 4545 words.

Occupying the major part of one of the seven manuscripts that were found in 1947 in what was to become

Burial, community, and identity and the prehistoric past

Sarah Semple.

in Perceptions of the Prehistoric in Anglo-Saxon England

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 20307 words.

This chapter explores the diversity of monument reuse, the evidence for regional trends in the choice of types of monument for burial, and patterns of chronological change across the fifth...

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Mobility, Society, and Economy in the Hellenistic Period

G.J. Oliver.

in The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC

June 2011; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 10673 words.

This chapter analyzes the impact of mobility on poleis and individuals in the Hellenistic period. It addresses two main issues: the reasons why people moved and how communities rendered...

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