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The History of Melanesian Society
Volume I

Volume 1


  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107419315

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  • William Halse Rivers (1864–1922) was a groundbreaking physician, psychologist and anthropologist in the early twentieth century, chiefly remembered for his work on the psychological disorders produced by the First World War. In this two-volume work from 1914, he presents his theory of the diffusion of culture in the south-west Pacific. Volume One details aspects of the customs and practises of the islands in Melanesia and beyond, including the Hawaiian islands. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of anthropology or the Pacific islands.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107419315
    • length: 464 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Banks islands
    3. Banks islands
    4. Banks islands
    5. Banks islands
    6. Banks islands
    7. The Torres islands
    8. The New Hebrides
    9. The Santa Cruz islands
    10. The Solomon islands
    11. Fiji
    12. Tikopia
    13. Tonga, Samoa and Niue
    14. The Hawaian islands
    Comparative tables of terms of relationship.

  • Author

    William Halse Rivers Rivers

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