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The Resource On Kings, (electronic book)

On Kings, (electronic book)

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On Kings
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On Kings
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  • eng
  • eng
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In anthropology, as much as in the current popular imagination, kings remain figures of fascination and intrigue. As the clich ̌goes, kings continue to die spectacular deaths only to remain subjects of vitality and long life. This collection of essays by a teacher and his student ? two of the world?s most distinguished anthropologists? explores what kingship actually is, historically and anthropologically. The divine, the stranger, the numinous, the bestial?the implications for understanding kings and their sacred office are not limited to questions of sovereignty, but issues ranging from temporality and alterity to piracy and utopia; indeed, the authors argue that kingship offers us a unique window into the fundamental dilemmas concerning the very nature of power, meaning, and the human condition. With the wit and sharp analysis characteristic of these two thinkers, this volume opens up new avenues for how an anthropological study of kingship might proceed in the 21st century
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Sahlins, Marshall
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Knowledge Unlatched
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English
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Graeber, David
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Kings and rulers
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On Kings, (electronic book)
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online resource
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online
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9780986132506
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Label
On Kings, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
643262
Dimensions
other
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780986132506
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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unknown
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Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
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unspecified

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