On Kings

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A freely downloadable open-access book. A joint project together with his mentor and PhD thesis supervisor Marshall Sahlins, the book is a collection of essays around the issue of kingship – a seemingly forgotten anthropological topic.

Here, David develops a fresh re-reading of classic ethnographic cases, analysing the notion of sovereignty while bringing in his own theoretical work as a contribution to wider debates on, for example, violence. Additionally, the book contains academically ground-breaking essays by Marshall Sahlins and will be a treat to anyone who is more theoretically inclined.

by Andris Suvajevs