Kingship and Sacrifice
Ritual and Society in Ancient Hawaii
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Kingship and Sacrifice by Valerio Valeri
Book DescriptionValeri presents an overview of Hawaiian religious culture, in which hierarchies of social beings and their actions are mirrored by the cosmological hierarchy of the gods. As the sacrifice is performed, the worshipper is incorporated into the god of his class. Thus he draws on divine power to sustain the social order of which his action is a part, and in which his own place is determined by the degree of his resemblance to his god. The key to Hawaiian society-and a central focus for Valeri-is the complex and encompassing sacrificial ritual that is the responsibility of the king, for it displays in concrete actions all the concepts of pre-Western Hawaiian society. By interpreting and understanding this ritual cycle, Valeri contends, we can interpret all of Hawaiian religious culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226845609
(230mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1985
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Valerio Valeri
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Presents a erudite set of comparative essays on core topics in the history of anthropological theory. This book offers discussions of anthropological thought about ritual, fetishism, cosmogonic myth, belief, caste, kingship, mourning, play, feasting, ceremony, and cultural relativism. It is suitable for students and researchers in anthropology.
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