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This indices section of the book presents a list of words, a list of places and groups, and a list of persons that are relevant to the discussion of principles of the sacred kingship which lie at the core of the king's different roles. While showing that the king's body acts as a container of bodily substances transformed into unifying ancestral life-essence by appropriate means, and bestowed upon its subjects, it develops an innovative approach to bodily and material cultures as an essential component of the technologies of power.

Keywords: king's body; Pot-King; sacred kingship



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