Origins of the ‘State’

R Cohen & ER Service – Origins of the State: The Anthropology of Cultural Evolution
Jared Diamond – Guns, Germs, and Steel
Frederick Engels – The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State
Moses I Finley – Early Greece: The Bronze and Archaic Ages
Morton Fried – The Evolution of Political Society
Max Gluckman – Politics, Law and Ritual in Tribal Society
Maurice Godelier – Perspectives in Marxist Anthropology
Maurice Godelier – “La notion de ‘mode de Production Asiatique’ et les schemes marxistes d’evolution des sociétés,” in Sur le mode de production Asiatique
Marvin Harris – Cannibals and Kings: The Origins of Cultures
Lawrence Krader – The Formation of the State
ER Leach – Political Systems of Highland Burma
Karl Marx – Capital, III, Ch. 47, “Genesis of Capitalist Ground Rent”
JVS Megaw – Hunters, Gatherers and First Farmers Beyond Europe: An Archaeological Survey
Karl Polanyi – The Great Transformation, Ch. 3-4
Karl Polanyi et al. – Trade and Market in the Early Empires
Marshall Sahlins – Stone Age Economics
Elman R Service – Origins of the State and Civilization
Max Weber – Economy and Society, Ch. IX “Political Communities”