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Unformatted text preview: 8. Control of trade = wealth 9. Wealth = power 10. Power = control of trade 8. Wealth becomes justification for social power – mystification 9. Trade is controlled by the state, through the temples Temples, Trade, & States 10. Intimate connection between temples, trade, & state power 11. Land owned by gods 12. Governor-priests oversaw land use and labor 11. Field labor a religious AND civic duty 13. Temples = warehouses to store surplus 14. Priests organized collection and distribution of wealth 15. Priests organized trade Priests 16. Elite group 17. Literate 18. Controlled land 19. Controlled temples 20. Controlled wealth 21. Controlled trade 22. Controlled religion 23. Controlled labor 24. Maintained foreign relations with other priests 12. Trade 13. Water...
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- Fall '06
- Sociology, Distribution of wealth, Division of Labor