Posts for 2017/11/28

What the idea of civilisational "collapse" says about history

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"The idea that the Maya or Easter Islanders experienced an apocalyptic end makes for good television but bad archaeology" "[and] dwell[s] on the supposed failures of pre-modern and non-Western societies rather than stressing their resilience in the face of difficulties or recalling the Western role in their eventual cultural destruction."