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Craft and the Kingly Ideal: Art, Trade, and Power (Paperback) - Mary W. Helms
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[EAN: 9780292730786], Neubuch, [PU: University of Texas Press, United States], Social Science|Anthropology|General, Business & Economics|Commerce, Business & Economics|Economics|General, Language: English . Brand New Book. In ancient Mediterranean cultures, diamonds were thought to endow their owners with invincibility. In contemporary United States culture, a foreign-made luxury car is believed to give its owner status and prestige. Where do these beliefs come from? In this study of craft production and long-distance trade in traditional, nonindustrial societies, Mary W. Helms explores the power attributed to objects that either are produced by skilled artisans and/or come from afar. She argues that fine artisanship and long-distance trade, both of which are more available to powerful elites than to ordinary people, are means of creating or acquiring tangible objects that embody intangible powers and energies from the cosmological realms of gods, ancestors, or heroes. Through the objects, these qualities become available to human society and confer honor and power on their possessors. Helms novel approach equates trade with artistry and emphasizes acquisition rather than distribution. She rejects the classic Western separation between economics and aesthetics and offers a new paradigm for understanding traditional societies that will be of interest to all anthropologists and archaeologists.

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In ancient Mediterranean cultures, diamonds were thought to endow their owners with invincibility. In contemporary United States culture, a foreign-made luxury car is believed to give its owner status and prestige. Where do these beliefs come from? In this study of craft production and long-distance trade in traditional, nonindustrial societies, Mary W. Helms explores the power attributed to objects that either are produced by skilled artisans and/or come from "afar." She argues that fine artisanship and long-distance trade, both of which are more available to powerful elites than to ordinary people, are means of creating or acquiring tangible objects that embody intangible powers and energies from the cosmological realms of gods, ancestors, or heroes. Through the objects, these qualities become available to human society and confer honor and power on their possessors. Helms' novel approach equates trade with artistry and emphasizes acquisition rather than distribution. She rejects the classic Western separation between economics and aesthetics and offers a new paradigm for understanding traditional societies that will be of interest to all anthropologists and archaeologists. Craft and the Kingly Ideal: Art, Trade, and Power Helms, Mary W., University of Texas Press

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Craft and the Kingly Ideal

In this study of craft production and long-distance trade in traditional, nonindustrial societies, Mary W. Helms explores the power attributed to objects that either are produced by skilled artisans and/or come from far away.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780292730786
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0292730780
Paperback
Publishing year: 1993
Publisher: AUDIO FORUM
302 Pages
Weight: 0,454 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0292730780

ISBN - alternate spelling:
0-292-73078-0, 978-0-292-73078-6


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