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Heads of state : icons, power, and politics in the ancient and modern Andes

Author: Denise Y Arnold; Christine Ann Hastorf
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addresses the importance of the human head in political, ritual and symbolic contexts in the ancient and modern Andes.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Arnold, Denise Y.
Heads of state.
Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007033242
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Denise Y Arnold; Christine Ann Hastorf
ISBN: 9781598748000 1598748009 1598741705 9781598741704 1598741713 9781598741711
OCLC Number: 680622603
Description: 1 online resource (293 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Headhunting in the Andes; Methods and the Organization of the Book; Part I --
The Ethnography of Andean Head Taking and Power; 1. Heads in Small-scale Polities; 2. The Captured Fetish, the Mountain Chest, and Sacrifice; 3. Drinking the Power of the Dead; 4. The Nested Power of Modern Andean Hierarchies; Part II --
The Archaeology of Andean Head Taking and Power; 5. Heads and the Consolidation of Andean Political Power; 6. Heads and Andean Political Change from an Archaeological Perspective; 7. Central Andean Political Developments.
Responsibility: Denise Y. Arnold, Christine A. Hastorf.

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The human head has had important political, ritual and symbolic meanings throughout Andean history. This title examines the cult of heads in the Andes to develop a theory of its place in indigenous  Read more...

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In a fascinating study, Arnold and Hastorf address a perduring problem in anthropological theory--the institutionalization of social inequality and the centralization of political and economic power. Read more...

 
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