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Alan Strathern
Historian, University of Oxford

Alan Strathern is a university lecturer and tutorial fellow in modern history at Brasenose College, and a lecturer at St John’s College, both at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Kingship and Conversion in Sixteenth-Century Sri Lanka: Portuguese Imperialism in a Buddhist Land (2007).

Written by Alan Strathern

The last sacred kings

The veneration which surrounds the world’s last sacred kings shows how secular most of political life has become

Alan Strathern