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The Resource The power of ritual in prehistory : secret societies and origins of social complexity, Brian Hayden, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

The power of ritual in prehistory : secret societies and origins of social complexity, Brian Hayden, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

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The power of ritual in prehistory : secret societies and origins of social complexity
Title
The power of ritual in prehistory
Title remainder
secret societies and origins of social complexity
Statement of responsibility
Brian Hayden, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Power of Ritual in Prehistory is the first book in nearly a century to deal with traditional secret societies from a comparative perspective and the first from an archaeological viewpoint. Providing a clear definition, as well as the material signatures, of ethnographic secret societies, Brian Hayden demonstrates how they worked, what motivated their organizers, and what tactics they used to obtain what they wanted. He shows that far from working for the welfare of their communities, traditional secret societies emerged as predatory organizations operated for the benefit of their own members. Moreover, and contrary to the prevailing ideas that prehistoric rituals were used to integrate communities, Hayden demonstrates how traditional secret societies created divisiveness and inequalities. They were one of the key tools for increasing political control leading to chiefdoms, states, and world religions. Hayden's conclusions will be eye-opening, not only for archaeologists, but also for anthropologists, political scientists, and scholars of religion
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UkCbUP
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Hayden, Brian
Dewey number
366
Index
index present
LC call number
GN495.2
LC item number
.H39 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Secret societies
  • Primitive societies
  • Rites and ceremonies, Prehistoric
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Social archaeology
  • Social structure
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The power of ritual in prehistory : secret societies and origins of social complexity, Brian Hayden, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 14 Sep 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The secret -- The new world -- The complex hunter/gatherers of the American Northwest -- California -- The American Southwest and Mesoamerica -- Plains secret societies -- The eastern woodlands and others -- The old world -- Oceania -- Chiefdoms in central Africa -- West Africa -- Implications for prehistory -- Archaeological applications
Control code
CR9781108572071
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 398 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108572071
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The power of ritual in prehistory : secret societies and origins of social complexity, Brian Hayden, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 14 Sep 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The secret -- The new world -- The complex hunter/gatherers of the American Northwest -- California -- The American Southwest and Mesoamerica -- Plains secret societies -- The eastern woodlands and others -- The old world -- Oceania -- Chiefdoms in central Africa -- West Africa -- Implications for prehistory -- Archaeological applications
Control code
CR9781108572071
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 398 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108572071
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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