The Power of Feasts: From Prehistory to the Present

Brian Hayden (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$100.99
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publish Date
September 29, 2014
Pages
440
Dimensions
7.1 X 10.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.02 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781107042995

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About the Author

Brian Hayden is a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia and Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University. In addition to excavating sites on three continents, he has conducted ethnoarchaeological research in Australia, British Columbia, Guatemala, Mexico, Polynesia, and Southeast Asia. These studies have resulted in new models of domestication, feasting, social inequalities, and now ritual and religion. Hayden has been recognized for this pioneering work as a member of the Royal Society of Canada. His other works include The Power of Feasts (Cambridge, 2014), Shamans, Sorcerers, and Saints: A Prehistory of Religion (2003), and Archaeology: The Science of Once and Future Things (1993).

Reviews

"Hayden touches on a huge variety of themes of the broadest interest and importance, from domestication to state formation, and religion to prostitution (the latter two sometimes simultaneously) ... His book pulls together decades of personal research integrated into an overarching and compelling account of nothing less than feasting as human history."
Robert Witcher, Antiquity