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Author Arnold, Denise Y.

Title Heads of state : icons, power, and politics in the ancient and modern Andes / Denise Y. Arnold, Christine A. Hastorf
Published Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, [2008]
©2008
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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
Summary Addresses the importance of the human head in political, ritual and symbolic contexts in the ancient and modern Andes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-279) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Head -- Political aspects -- Andes Region.
Head -- Religious aspects.
Indians of South America -- Andes Region -- Antiquities.
Indians of South America -- Andes Region -- Kings and rulers.
Indians of South America -- Andes Region -- Politics and government.
Andes Region -- Antiquities.
Andes Region -- Kings and rulers.
Andes Region -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
Author Hastorf, Christine Ann, 1950-
LC no. 2007033242
ISBN 1598741705 (hardback ; alk. paper)
1598741713 (paperback; alk. paper)
1598748009 (electronic bk.)
9781598741704 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9781598741711 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781598748000 (electronic bk.)
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