Cubeo Heh newa Religious Thought: Metaphysics of a Northwestern Amazonian People

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Columbia University Press, Jul 6, 2004 - Social Science - 488 pages
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The societies of Vaup s region are among the most documented indigenous cultures, in part because they are thought to resemble earlier civilizations lost during initial colonial conflict, and students and scholars are eagerly awaiting the publication of this posthumous work by the man widely regarded as the preeminent authority on Vaup s Amazonian societies. This definitive account of the religion of a significant Amazonian culture was substantially completed before Irving Goldman's death, but Peter Wilson has edited it for publication, providing an introduction to Goldman's work.

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The late Irving Goldman was professor of anthropology at Sarah Lawrence College. The last surviving student of Franz Boas, he was author of The Cubeo Indians of the Northwest Amazon, Ancient Polynesian Society, and The Mouth of Heaven.

Peter Wilson is emeritus professor of anthropology at Otago University in New Zealand and author of The Domestication of the Human Species. Stephen Hugh-Jones is head of the Department of Anthropology at Cambridge University and is a fellow of King's College.


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