Book #51351

The Symbols of Sovereignty - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Brian Barker
Book #51351 The Symbols of Sovereignty - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Brian Barker.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, 1979.

A first edition/first printing with little edgewear around the spine, else Near Fine condition in a price-clipped alike dust-jacket.

Brian Barker's book is a sweeping historical exploration of the origins and meanings of the symbols of sovereignty. Starting with ancient Mesopotamia, Barker discusses the development of the idea of kingship and the emergence of a sovereign authority. He looks at the ancient Mediterranean world, China, and India, examining the ways in which each society created its own unique symbols of sovereignty. Barker offers a unique and richly detailed perspective on the history and meaning of these symbols, and his book is essential reading for anyone interested in the origins and development of political authority.; 8vo ; 254 pages.

Price: $37.00