Despite the contemporary fascination with royalty, anthropologists have sorely neglected the subject in recent decades. This book combines a strong theoretical argument with a wealth of ethnography from kingships in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Quigley gives a timely and much-needed overview of the anthropology of kingship and a crucial reassessment of the contributions of Frazer and Hocart to debates about the nature and function of royal ritual. From diverse fieldwork sites a number of eminent anthropologists demonstrate ...

The Character of Kingship 2005, Berg Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9781845202910

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The Character of Kingship 2005, Berg 3pl, New York

ISBN-13: 9781845202903

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