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Rituals of Royalty: Power and Ceremonial in Traditional Societies (Past and Present Publications) ebook

by David Cannadine


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Rituals of Royalty: Power. Comprised of contributions from historians and anthropologists, this collection of essays examines a wide range of societies in an analysis of the relationship between power and ceremony as expressed through the observance of royal rituals from ancient to contemporary times. Series: Past and Present Publications.

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This book well represents some of the richness of recent work on ritual, ceremonial, pomp, or whatever other term one chooses to use. How power works is one of the oldest philosophical issues. one of its most essential aspects, its self-presentation, is greatly illuminated by the essays in this book a collection of fascinating studies, ranging from Babylon to twentieth-century Ghana, from China to Madagascar.

R. F. Price, Mr David Cannadine. Heads of state today mark their rites of passage with splendid ceremonial, from Reagan's inaugural to Andropov's funeral. Such spectacles continue to be a prominent part of modern political systems, of varied ideological hue, but their precise meaning and importance often remain unclear.

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The essays in this book - all specially written for it - address the central problem in the understanding of royal rituals, namely the relation between power and ceremonial.

Starkey, David Cannadine, David and Simon Price, eds. Rituals of Royalty: Power and Ceremonial in Traditional Societies. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1987.

Representation through Intimacy: A Study in the Symbolism of Monarchy and Court Office in Early-Modern England'. Symbols and Sentiments: Cross-Cultural Studies in Symbolism. Cannadine, David and Simon Price, eds.

The essays in this book - all specially written for it - address the central problem in the understanding of royal rituals, namely the relation between power and anthropologists, and .

The essays in this book - all specially written for it - address the central problem in the understanding of royal rituals, namely the relation between power and anthropologists, and the traditional societies examined range from ancient Babylon to nineteenth-century Madagascar, from medieval Europe to contemporary Ghana. Pages displayed by permission of Cambridge University Press.

Rituals of royalty : power and ceremonial in traditional societies. David Cannadine, S. R. Price. List of illustrations Notes on contributors Acknowledgements Introduction: divine rites of kings David Cannadine 1. Usurpation, conquest and ceremonial: from Babylon to Persia Amelie Kuhrt 2. Fro. More).

Heads of state today mark their rites of passage with splendid ceremonial, from Reagan's inaugural to Andropov's funeral. Such spectacles continue to be a prominent part of modern political systems, of varied ideological hue, but their precise meaning and importance often remain unclear. These specially commissioned essays address the central problem in the understanding of royal rituals, the relation between power and ceremonial. These contributions, from historians and anthropologists, examine a wide range of societies.
Rituals of Royalty: Power and Ceremonial in Traditional Societies (Past and Present Publications) ebook
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David Cannadine
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