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

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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.

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These essays address the central problem in the understanding of royal rituals, namely the relation between power and ceremonial. The traditional societies examined range from ancient Babylon to 19th-century Madagascar, from medieval Europe to contemporary Ghana.

Synopsis:

Heads of states mark their rites of passage with splendid ceremonial. The essays in this book ñall specially written for it ñaddress the central problem in the understanding of royal rituals, namely the relation between power and anthropologists. The traditional societies examined range from ancient Babylon to nineteenth-century Madagascar.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: divine rites of kings David Cannadine; 1. Usurpation, conquest and ceremonial: from Babylon to Persia Amélie Kuhrt; 2. From noble funerals to divine cult: the consecration of Roman emperors Simon Price; 3. The construction of court ritual: the Byzantine Book of Ceremonies Averil Cameron; 4. The Lord's anointed and the people's choice: Carolingian royal ritual Janet L. Nelson; 5. Bureaucrats and cosmology: the ritual code of T'ang China David McMullen; 6. Gifts to the gods: power, property and ceremonial in Nepal Richard Burghart; 7. The ritual of the royal bath in Madagascar: the dissolution of death, birth and fertility into authority Maurice Bloch; 8. The person of the king: ritual and power in a Ghanaian state Michelle Gilbert; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521428910
Editor:
Cannadine, David
Editor:
Price, Simon
Introduction by:
Cannadine, David
Introduction:
Cannadine, David
Editor:
Cannadine, David
Editor:
Price, Simon
Author:
Cannadine, David
Author:
Roper, Lyndal
Author:
Price, Simon
Introduction:
Cannadine, David
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
World
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Rites and ceremonies
Subject:
Kings and rulers
Subject:
Power
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Past and Present Publications
Series Volume:
GM-40
Publication Date:
19930531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
8.60x5.56x.90 in. 1.07 lbs.

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Product details 364 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521428910 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , These essays address the central problem in the understanding of royal rituals, namely the relation between power and ceremonial. The traditional societies examined range from ancient Babylon to 19th-century Madagascar, from medieval Europe to contemporary Ghana.
"Synopsis" by , Heads of states mark their rites of passage with splendid ceremonial. The essays in this book ñall specially written for it ñaddress the central problem in the understanding of royal rituals, namely the relation between power and anthropologists. The traditional societies examined range from ancient Babylon to nineteenth-century Madagascar.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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