Tribal Dancing by W D HamblyTribal Dancing by W D Hambly

Tribal Dancing

byW D Hambly

Paperback | May 19, 2009

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"... a slave or an old man was seized and carried off to the bush ... what there befell him nobody could tell, but it is certain that a few days later the masked band returned to the village with a finger, a toe, a bit of skin, or some other part of the captive fastened to a pole ..."The American born, Oxford educated anthropologist, Wilfrid Dyson Hambly (born 1886) lived and worked at a time when missionaries and other "civilising" influences had not completely destroyed the ways of life of primitive peoples, and his Tribal Dancing and Social Development, first published in 1927, remains a major resource in its field.Hambly surveyed dancing and music as a communal activity and expression of emotion from the cradle to the grave, beginning with the celebration of a birth and ending with the dance which follows death - often long after death, like the dance in the Nicobarese ceremony of disinterring the dead and collecting their bones.Hambly casts his net wide: ranging from ancient Egypt and the Inca civilisations of South America to North American Indians, Zulu Warriors, and the extinct Aborigines of Tasmania. The result is not only a major scholarly document, but an enthralling reading experience.
Title:Tribal DancingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.78 inPublished:May 19, 2009Publisher:Dance BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1906830010

ISBN - 13:9781906830014

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