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Through Central Borneo

Through Central Borneo
An Account of Two Years' Travel in the Land of the Head-Hunters between the Years 1913 and 1917
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia

  • Date Published: May 2012
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108046305

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About the Authors
  • The Norwegian Norwegian explorer and ethnographer Carl Lumholtz (1851–1922) wrote the influential ethnographic studies Among Cannibals and Unknown Mexico (both reissued in this series) after his journeys through Australia and Mexico respectively. In 1913, Lumholtz went on his final expedition, which aimed to explore the large parts of Borneo unknown to the rest of the world. Interested by tales of head-hunting, he wanted to spend time with the indigenous people and conduct research. Originally published in 1920, this two-volume work is Lumholtz's account of his expedition. Many of the illustrations in the work are from photographs taken by the author, including pictures of members of the different tribes he stayed with. Volume 1 begins with an overview of Borneo and goes on to describe the expedition's journey into the jungle, while Volume 2 focuses on the way of life and beliefs of the Penihing people.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108046305
    • length: 611 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • contains: 126 b/w illus. 3 maps
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Departure from New York
    2. Borneo
    3. Bandjermasin, the principal town in Dutch Borneo
    4. An expedition into the jungle
    5. Meeting Punans, the shy jungle people
    6. Resumption of my journey up the Kayan River
    7. On the Isau River
    8. The journey continued up the Kayan River
    9. Hydrophobia
    10. In fog and darkness
    11. Departure for Bandjermasin
    12. The war changes my plans
    13. Dayak cure of disease
    14. The scaly ant-eater
    15. Final start for central Borneo
    16. Arrival at Bahandang
    17. The Penyahbongs, men of the woods
    18. A strange mammal
    19. The Saputans
    20. Arrival on the Makaham River
    21. An excursion down the river
    22. Dayak dogs. Volume 2:
    23. A profitable stay
    24. Head-hunting, its practice and purpose
    25. Departure from the Penihings
    26. Among the Long-Glats
    27. Continuing the journey down the river
    28. An earthquake
    29. The balei or temple
    30. An expedition to the Katingan River
    31. Among the Duhoi (Ot-Danums)
    32. Agricultural pursuits
    33. Kasungan
    34. Funeral customs of the Katingans
    35. A visit to Kuala Kapuas
    Folklore of some of the tribes in Dutch Borneo visited by the author
    Supplementary notes to the tribes in Dutch Borneo visited by the author
    A short glossary

  • Author

    Carl Lumholtz

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