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The Drunken King, or, The Origin of the State : African Systems of Thought - Luc De Heusch

The Drunken King, or, The Origin of the State

African Systems of Thought

By: Luc De Heusch, R. Willis (Translator)

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Published: 1st June 1982
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..". de Heusch has achieved a significant advance over LA(c)vi-Strauss's formulations.... A] landmark contribution to anthropological theory, historical methodology, structural analysis, and African studies." -- Choice

A major work that modifies and extends LA(c)vi-Straussian myth analysis in profound and exciting ways. Roy Willis's masterful translation makes technical terms accessible to the general reader.

" ... de Heusch has achieved a significant advance over Levi-Strauss's formulations... [A] landmark contribution to anthropological theory, historical methodology, structural analysis, and African studies." Choice

Translator's Introduction; Author's Introduction One: Kingly Manners; Two: The Rainbow and the Lightening; Three: The Outraged Father; Four: The People of the Sun; Five: Palm Wine, the Blood of Women, and the Blood of Beasts; Six: Animals with Eyes of Night Notes; Bibliography; List of Myths

ISBN: 9780253318329
ISBN-10: 0253318327
Series: African Systems of Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st June 1982
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.4  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.6