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Robert Wood Williamson (1856–1932) was a British solicitor and anthropologist who worked extensively in New Guinea and Polynesia. Originally published in 1933, this book forms one of two volumes by Williamson on the religious, mythical and cosmic structures of Central Polynesia. The work was unfinished at the time of Williamson's death, but it was considered near enough completion to be published posthumously in its final form. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the development of anthropology and the religious cultures of Polynesia.
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- Date Published: November 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107625761
- length: 406 pages
- dimensions: 244 x 21 x 170 mm
- weight: 0.65kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
16. The soul after death (Hervey Islands)
17. The soul after death (Marquesas)
18. The soul after death (Paumotu)
19. The soul after death (other western islands)
20. The soul after death (other eastern islands)
21. The soul after death (Melanesian Islands)
22. The soul after death (observations)
23. The origin of death
24. The gods Maui and Tiki
25. The discovery of fire
26. Association of the Maui gods with earthquakes and volcanoes
27. An old Maui-volcano cult of the dead?
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