Kingship: The Politics Of Enchantment Francis Oakley

ISBN: 9780631226956

Published: March 1st 2006


193 pages


Kingship: The Politics Of Enchantment  by  Francis Oakley

Kingship: The Politics Of Enchantment by Francis Oakley
March 1st 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 193 pages | ISBN: 9780631226956 | 6.60 Mb

From despots to powerless figureheads, and from the Neolithic era to the present, this book traces the history of kingship around the world and the tenacity of its connection with the sacred.Considers the many forms that kingship took during this period, including: the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt- the emperors of Japan- the Maya rulers of Mesoamerica- the medieval popes and emperors- and the English and French monarchs of early modern EuropeExplores the panoply of governing roles that kingship involved - administrative, military, judicial, economic, religious and symbolic - but focussing on its connection with the sacred.Draws on the insights of cultural anthropology and comparative religion, as well as the on the resources provided by historians.

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