The character of kingship
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-needed overview of the anthropology of kingship and a crucial reassessment of the contributions of Frazer and Hocart to debates about the nature and function of royal ritual. From diverse fieldwork sites a number of eminent anthropologists demonstrate how ritual and power intertwine to produce a series of variations around myth, tragedy and historical realities.
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adivasis Africa Amaterasu ancestors Anthropology aspect Bissamcuttack blacksmiths Brahman Cambridge caste central centre century ceremony chief Claessen clans commensality culture death deities Deliege divine kingship Drucker-Brown dynasty emperor endogamous Ethiopia ethnographic fact Frazer function Girard goddess Golden Bough harvest ritual Heusch Hindu Hocart human imperial impurity India installation ritual ironworking Japanese Jeypore Jukun jungle kingdoms Kathmandu killing king's Kondhs Kulke lineages little kingdom Lotuho Malla kings Mamprusi Mamprusi king Marebito monarchy monyomiji Mossi nature Nepal Nilotic Onamesai origin Orikuchi Shinobu Orissa Oxford University Press palace Paris person political population priests Quigley rain rainmaker regicide reign relations rice rites ritual role Royal Anthropological Institute royalty Rukuba ruler sacred king sacred kingship sacrifice scapegoat Schnepel Scubla Shah king Shilluk Simonse social society soul sovereign status structure Studies Sudan symbolic theory tion Tokyo tonga traditional transgression tribal untouchables victim village violence Wolof