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3294SV: SV: SV: SV: [ANE-2] Ancient Nationlism?

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  • Niels Peter Lemche
    Dec 31, 2006
      You are absolutely right. I simply made a mistake: the meaning is that you should not follow models "slavishly", because a model in the usual sense og a nomadic society, a chiefdom etc. will never cover the realities of this world, Such models are heuristic tools but not a Procrustes bed. I suppose that that clears up the meaning. As it stands it is nonsense.

      Happy new year also to you

      Niels Peter Lemche

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      Sendt: 1. januar 2007 07:04
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      Emne: Re: SV: SV: SV: [ANE-2] Ancient Nationlism?


      My apologies for entering this discussion as a layman - but just as
      a matter
      of logic how can you follow definitions and models slavishly if they
      overlap? That would obviate a 'restrictive model followed slavishly'
      wouldn't it ?

      >But the whole thing is a good example that you should follow definitions
      >and models slavishly, as everything overlaps

      You also say elsewhere:
      >One thing anthropology and sociology taught me was the indefinite variety of
      human >
      >behaviour, including institutions established by human beings. It provided a
      lot of >
      >choices I might never have seen without this knowledge.

      Given "the indefinite variety of human behaviour" would this not suggest
      that restrictive models could NOT be followed slavishly?

      Wishing you and yours the best for 2007,

      Beatrice Hopkinaon

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