Kingship

Kingship

The Politics of Enchantment

Paperback - 2006
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From despots to powerless figureheads, and from the Neolithic era to the present, this book traces the history of kingship around the world and the tenacity of its connection with the sacred.
Considers the many forms that kingship took during this period, including: the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt; the emperors of Japan; the Maya rulers of Mesoamerica; the medieval popes and emperors; and the English and French monarchs of early modern Europe
Explores the panoply of governing roles that kingship involved - administrative, military, judicial, economic, religious and symbolic - but focussing on its connection with the sacred.
Draws on the insights of cultural anthropology and comparative religion, as well as the on the resources provided by historians.
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
ISBN: 9780631226956
0631226958
9780631226963
0631226966
Branch Call Number: 321.609
Characteristics: xiii, 193 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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