Succession to High Office in Pre-Columbian Circum-Caribbean Chiefdoms.

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Mary W. Helms, Emeritus Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Comparison and analysis of rules for succession to high office in the pre-Columbian chiefdoms of the circum-Caribbean, as reported in the early sixteenth century, suggest preference for 'determinate' modes of succession. Determinate succession modes, in turn, are seen as appropriate to other political and symbolic aspects of these circum-Caribbean polities.

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Language: English
Date: 1981
pre-columbian societies, circum-Carribean, 16th century, succession, politics, chiefdoms, anthropology

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