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The drunken king, or, The origin of the state

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"... de Heusch has achieved a significant advance over Lévi-Strauss's formulations.... [A] landmark contribution to anthropological theory, historical methodology, structural analysis, and African studies." --Choice

A major work that modifies and extends Lévi-Straussian myth analysis in profound and exciting ways. Roy Willis's masterful translation makes technical terms accessible to the general reader.

Table of Contents

Translator's Introduction

Author's Introduction

Chapter One: Kingly Manners

Chapter Two: The Rainbow and the Lightening

Chapter Three: The Outraged Father

Chapter Four: The People of the Sun

Chapter Five: Palm Wine, the Blood of Women, and the Blood of Beasts

Chapter Six: Animals with Eyes of Night

Notes

Bibliography

List of Myths

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253318329
Author:
Heusch, Luc De
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Author:
De Heusch, Luc
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Mythology, african
Subject:
Structural anthropology
Subject:
Bantu-speaking peoples
Subject:
Bantu-speaking peoples -- Rites and ceremonies.
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Legends -- Africa, Central.
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Africa; African Studies; Semiotics; Anthropology; Culture; Folklore and Myth; Language; Linguistics; Religion
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
African Systems of Thought
Series Volume:
144
Publication Date:
19820731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 illus.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.81 in

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