The City as Text: The Politics of Landscape Interpretation in the Kandyan Kingdom

The City as Text: The Politics of Landscape Interpretation in the Kandyan Kingdom

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521353052
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/26/1990
Series: Cambridge Human Geography Series
Pages: 243
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; Preface; Glossary of terms; A note on transliteration; Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction; Part II. Towards an Interpretive Frame: 2. Landscape as a signifying system; 3. The discursive field of Kandyan kingship; 4. Concretizing the Sakran discourse: from landscape of the gods to landscape of the hero-kings; 5. The Kandyan landscape, 1312-1815; Part III. The Politics of Landscape Interpretation in Early-Nineteenth-Century Kandy: 6. From discourse to landscape: a kingly reading; 7. From landscape to civic ritual: a kingly reading; 8. From landscape to discourse: contestatory readings and material interests; 9. Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; List of references; Index.

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