Moralizing Religion Datasets

Turchin et al. 2021. “Explaining the Rise of Moralizing Religions: A Test of Competing Hypotheses Using the Seshat Databank.” Preprint. https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/2v59j/.
Whitehouse et al. 2021. “Big Gods Did Not Drive the Rise of Big Societies Throughout World History.” Preprint. https://osf.io/mbnvg/. Download Data

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This research employed data from the Seshat Databank (seshatdatabank.info) under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC By-NC SA) licensing.

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Turchin, P., R. Brennan, T. E. Currie, K. Feeney, P. François, […] H. Whitehouse. 2015. “Seshat: The Global History Databank.” Cliodynamics 6(1): 77–107. https://doi.org/10.21237/C7clio6127917.

Turchin, Peter, Harvey Whitehouse, Jennifer Larson, Daniel Hoyer, Selin E. Nugent, Alan Covey, […] Pieter François. 2021. “Explaining the Rise of Moralizing Religions: A Test of Competing Hypotheses Using the Seshat Databank.” SocArXiv. November 20. doi:10.31235/osf.io/2v59j.

Whitehouse, Harvey, Pieter François, Patrick E. Savage, Daniel Hoyer, Kevin C. Feeney, Enrico Cioni, Rosalind Purcell, Robert M. Ross, […] Peter Turchin. 2021. “Big Gods Did Not Drive the Rise of Big Societies Throughout World History.” OSF Preprints. April 3. doi:10.31219/osf.io/mbnvg.

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