The Social and Political Systems of Central Polynesia, Volume 3
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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CONNECTION BETWEEN THE SACRED AND SECULAR OFFICES
THE SANCTITY 0F CHIEFS
THE POWERS 0F CHIEFS
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CLASSES OF SOCIETY I 37
NAMES AND TITLES I 51
TESTAMENTARY APPOINTMENTS TO FAMILY NAMES AND TITLES
ELECTIVE APPOINTMENTS TO FAMILY NAMES AND TITLES
SOME BELIEFS AS TO NAMES AND TITLES
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