Why has monarchy been such a prevalent institution throughout history and in such a diverse range of societies? Kingship is at the heart of both ritual and politics and has major implications for the theory of social and cultural anthropology. Yet, 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 ...

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