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The Power of Love : The Moral Use of Knowledge Among the Amuesga of Central Peru - Fernando Santos-Granero

The Power of Love

The Moral Use of Knowledge Among the Amuesga of Central Peru

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1991
ISBN: 9780485195620
Number Of Pages: 338

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An account of the philosophical conceptions of power held by the Amuesha, a priestly society of the Peruvian Amazon. It reveals the relationship the Amuesha see between cosmogony and political morality. Love is a crucial component of both legitimate knowledge and legitimate power. The distinction between divine and mortal love pervades this priestly cosmology and moral philosophy, making it central both to the playing out of hierarchical relationships in everyday life and to a millenaristic theology of salvation. This volume will be important to students of Amozonian and Andean peoples, to specialists in comparative religion, and to those more generally interested in the complex relationship between systems of morality and political power.

New winds for an old people; the obsession with order; the quest for knowledge and power; the praise of love; the moral use of knowledge and power.

ISBN: 9780485195620
ISBN-10: 0485195623
Series: Monographs on Social Anthropology
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 1st January 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.39 x 15.49  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 1.18

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