The Drunken King, or, The Origin of the State

The Drunken King, or, The Origin of the State

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... 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

A major work that modifies and extends Levi-Straussian myth analysis in profound and exciting ways. Roy Willis's masterful translation makes technical terms accessible to the general reader.
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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 24mm | 598.74g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 15 illus.
  • 0253318327
  • 9780253318329

Table of contents

Translator's Introduction
Author's Introduction

Chapter One: Kingly Manners
Chapter Two: The Rainbow and the Lightening
Chapter Three: The Outraged Father
Chapter Four: The People of the Sun
Chapter Five: Palm Wine, the Blood of Women, and the Blood of Beasts
Chapter Six: Animals with Eyes of Night

Notes
Bibliography
List of Myths
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" ... 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
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