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Rituals of commensality and the politics of state formation in the "princely" societies of early Iron Age Europe

Michael Dietler;
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  • Published: 22 Apr 2015
Introduction My task in this essay is to address the question «what can an examination of rituals of commensality add to our understanding of political structure and process in the so-called "princely" societies of Early Iron Age Europe ? ». The short answer is, I believe, a great deal. This is both because rituals are potentially recoverable as distinct events in the archaeological record and because, as will be shown, they are a fundamental instrument and theater of political relations. The...
free text keywords: Social organization, Sociology, Politics, Iron Age, State formation, Anthropology
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