Dominant Predators and Paramount Leaders: Symbols of Rank and Power in Traditional Cultures
Dominant Predators and Paramount Leaders: Symbols of Rank and Power in Traditional Cultures is a study addressing the symbolic significance of the costume and regalia of leaders in traditional cultures around the world. More specifically, this work in cultural anthropology addresses the ceremonial symbols of rank, power, authority, and command exclusive to traditional leaders-headmen, chiefs, kings, emperors, and priests, as they engage in a variety of secular activities and religious rituals. This frequently impressive and beautiful insignia of office, derived directly from nature, is accordingly worn among a leader's own people and when meeting with foreign heads of state and important foreign dignitaries.
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