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Title Shamanism, history, and the state / edited by Nicholas Thomas and Caroline Humphrey
Edition Paperback edition
Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [1994]


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Description viii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction / Nicholas Thomas and Caroline Humphrey -- Pt. 1. Shamanisms. Marginal Powers: Shamanism and Hierarchy in Eastern Oceania / Nicholas Thomas. Shamans, Prophets, Priests and Pastors / Stephen Hugh-Jones. Shamanism in Siberia: From Partnership in Supernature to Counter-power in Society / Roberte N. Hamayon. River People: Shamanism and History in Western Amazonia / Peter Gow -- Pt. 2. Shamanism and the State. Saints' Cults and Warrior Kingdoms in South India / Susan Bayly. The Slaves, the King, and Mary in the Slums of Antananarivo / Maurice Bloch. Astrology and the State in Imperial Rome / Tamsyn Barton. The Roman and The Foreign: The Cult of the "Great Mother" in Imperial Rome / Mary Beard. Shamanic Practices and the State in Northern Asia: Views from the Center and Periphery / Caroline Humphrey
Notes "Based on a conference that took place at King's College, Cambridge, in October 1989"--Acknowledgments
Spine title: Sharmanism, history & the state
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cults -- Political aspects -- Congresses.
Cults -- Political aspects.
Religion and state -- Case studies -- Congresses.
Shamanism -- Congresses.
Shamanism -- Political aspects -- Congresses.
Shamanism -- Political aspects.
Religion and state -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Humphrey, Caroline.
Thomas, Nicholas, 1960-
LC no. 93040589
ISBN 0472105124 (acid-free paper)
Other Titles Sharmanism, history & the state
Sharmanism, history & the state