The Northern Tribes of Central Australia. by Walter Spencer

The Northern Tribes of Central Australia.

byWalter Spencer, Francis Gillen

Kobo ebook | November 1, 2012

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Elibron Classics. Digitized replica of 1904 edition by Macmillan & Co. Limited, London.
This is an illustrated edition. Oversize maps are available as a free download.
This massive anthropological study of the central Australian tribes is one of the primary sources for information on these cultures. Based on first-hand scholarly study just prior to the twentieth century, Spencer and Gillen describe their complex rituals and belief systems, including initiation ceremonies, kinship, mythology and material culture. The picture that emerges is that of a sophisticated culture living under what most others would consider very marginal conditions. This book stands far in front of everything else written on the subject, and is an indispensible reference on Australian ethnography.

 

Title:The Northern Tribes of Central Australia.Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 1, 2012Publisher:Adegi Graphics LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0543010996

ISBN - 13:9780543010995

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