Cultural transformation, art, and collective action in polity building

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 45 (2) Published In Pages: 106-127
By Blanton, Richard


This article examines the artistic encouragement of collective action during premodern regime building. No cross-cultural empirical hypotheses are tested, but the author identifies artistic processes that promoted the moral capacity for political commitment in a collective (rather than autocratic) polity.

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