July 13, 2017
A new book edited by Clifford Ando, David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Humanities and Professor of Classics, History, Law and in the College, and Seth Richardson, Research Associate and Managing Editor of the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, explores "the ways in which early states built their territorial, legal, and political powers before they had the capabilities to enforce them" across three continents. The volume includes contributions by Clifford Ando, R. Alan Covey, Damián Fernández, Anthony Kaldellis, Emily Mackil, Richard Payne, Seth Richardson, Wang Haicheng, and John Weisweiler. It is available through the University of Pennsylvania Press. The publication derives from a conference held in 2014 sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ancient Religions and the Franke Institute for the Humanities.
Clifford Ando and Seth Richardson (eds.). Ancient States and Infrastructural Power: Europe, Asia, and America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.