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However as modern scholarship has shown little of that is true against the grain a deep history of the earliest states by james c scott tells a somewhat different story that will challenge everything youve been taught about ancient historyagainst the grain a deep history of the earliest states is a book hardcover release august 2017 by james c scott that sets out to undermine what he calls the standard civilizational narrative that suggests humans chose to live settled lives based on intensive agriculture because this made people safer and more prosperousonce in a while a book comes along that so radically shifts your perspective and ways of thinking about a complex subject that it can only be called breathtaking against the grain a deep history of the earliest states 2017 by yale agrarian studies professor james c scott is one such bookagainst the grain is a popular science summary of the now substantial case that agriculture was not the products of innovation but rather ecological circumstance that the state was not the beginning of the end of deprivation savagery and oppression but the start of the worst examples in human historyagainst the grain is not just a counternarrative an outsiders skeptical reaction to received wisdom about the evolution of agricultural systems and the first states in mesopotamia vainglorious kings with their generals and armies sycophantic scribes and royal architects and engineers are not scotts heroes

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