This book is valuable because it does not `institutionalize' kingship within a reified political domain abstracted from its social and cultural contexts. Instead, its methodological approaches situate kingship within the normative concepts of hierarchy prevalent within a society at specific periods of time. As a part of larger authoritative structures in society, the articles in this volume address the manner in which kingship was both a product of the society which contributed to it, and a regenerative agency which, in its ideal form, stabilized the existing social order.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0195642198