The Social and Political Systems of Central Polynesia, Volume 3

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 14, 2013 - Social Science - 494 pages
Robert Wood Williamson (1856-1932) was a British solicitor and anthropologist who worked extensively in New Guinea and Polynesia. Originally published in 1924, this book forms part of a three-volume study by Williamson on the socio-political systems of Polynesian islands near the equator. The study was written with the intention of consolidating the observations made in the extensive and various literature on the subject of Central Polynesian indigenous societies into a unified and accessible text. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Polynesia and the development of anthropology.
 

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Contents

CONNECTION BETWEEN THE SACRED AND SECULAR OFFICES
32
THE SANCTITY 0F CHIEFS
61
THE POWERS 0F CHIEFS
97
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CLASSES OF SOCIETY I 37
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NAMES AND TITLES I 51
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TESTAMENTARY APPOINTMENTS TO FAMILY NAMES AND TITLES
164
ELECTIVE APPOINTMENTS TO FAMILY NAMES AND TITLES
170
DEPOSITION
207
LAND TENURE AND CONTROL PRELIMINARY AND SAMOA
229
LAND TENURE AND CONTROL OTHER ISLANDS
265
CONTROL OF FOOD SUPPLY
320
TRIBUTE AND COGNATE MATTERS
343
SUCCESSION AND INHERITANCE
364
THE HEAD OF THE SOCIAL GROUP
396
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SOME BELIEFS AS TO NAMES AND TITLES
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