How Chiefs Became Kings: Divine Kingship and the Rise of Archaic States in Ancient Hawai'i

How Chiefs Became Kings: Divine Kingship and the Rise of Archaic States in Ancient Hawai'i

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In How Chiefs Became Kings, Patrick Vinton Kirch addresses a central problem in anthropological archaeology: the emergence of "archaic states" whose distinctive feature was divine kingship. Kirch takes as his focus the Hawaiian archipelago, commonly regarded as the archetype of a complex chiefdom. Integrating anthropology, linguistics, archaeology, traditional history, and theory, and drawing on significant contributions from his own four decades of research, Kirch… (more)


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Publisher: University of California Press (October 07, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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