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Ritual, Politics, and Power - Kertzer, David I, Professor
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In the most comprehensive study of political ritual yet written, David I. Kertzer explains why ritual has been and will continue to be an essential part of political life. Weaving together examples from around the world and throughout history, Kertzer shows that the success of all political groups, whether conservative or revolutionary, is linked to their effective use of ritual. "The author delights the reader with numerous excursions into the political rites of the Aztecs, the contemporary Soviet Union, the French ...

Ritual, Politics, and Power 1989, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300043624

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Ritual, Politics, and Power 1988, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300040074