Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries

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C.) after subduing the Greek city-states; succeeded by son, Alexander the Great (356–323 B. Under it, title to newly discovered lands lay with the government whose subjects discovered new territory. Early civilizations were also different from later, more complex preindustrial societies, such as those of classical Greece, Rome, and Han China, where weal th was calculated more abstractly in terms of money rather than land, money payments tended to replace corvees and payments in kind, armies became institutionalized to the point where their commanders might challenge the power of the state, and international religions developed in a context in which the natural, supernatural, and social realms became increasingly differentiated (Heichelheim 1958).

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