The Megalithic Culture of Indonesia

The Megalithic Culture of Indonesia

Author: W. J. Perry

Publisher: Manchester University Press


Category: History

Page: 234

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Archaeologies of Island Melanesia

Archaeologies of Island Melanesia

Author: Mathieu Leclerc

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 9781760463021

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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‘The island world of Melanesia—ranging from New Guinea and the Bismarcks through the Solomons, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia—is characterised more than anything by its boundless diversity in geography, language and culture. The deep historical roots of this diversity are only beginning to be uncovered by archaeological investigations, but as the contributions to this volume demonstrate, the exciting discoveries being made across this region are opening windows to our understanding of the historical processes that contributed to such remarkably varied cultures. Archaeologies of Island Melanesia offers a sampling of some of the recent and ongoing research that spans such topics as landscape, exchange systems, culture contact and archaeological practice, authored by some of the leading scholars in Oceanic archaeology.’ — Professor Patrick Vinton Kirch Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawai‘i Island Melanesia is a remarkable region in many respects, from its great ecological and linguistic diversity, to the complex histories of settlement and interaction spanning from the Pleistocene to the present. Archaeological research in Island Melanesia is currently going through a vibrant phase of exciting new discoveries and challenging debates about questions that apply far beyond the region. This volume draws together a variety of current perspectives in regional archaeology for Island Melanesia, focusing on Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea. It features both high-level theoretical approaches and rigorous data-driven case studies covering recent research in landscape archaeology, exchange and material culture, and cultural practices.



Author: Mircea Eliade

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691210667

Category: History

Page: 643

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The foundational work on shamanism now available as a Princeton Classics paperback Shamanism is an essential work on the study of this mysterious and fascinating phenomenon. The founder of the modern study of the history of religion, Mircea Eliade surveys the tradition through two and a half millennia of human history, moving from the shamanic traditions of Siberia and Central Asia—where shamanism was first observed—to North and South America, Indonesia, Tibet, China, and beyond. In this authoritative survey, Eliade illuminates the magico-religious life of societies that give primacy of place to the figure of the shaman—at once magician and medicine man, healer and miracle-doer, priest, mystic, and poet. Synthesizing the approaches of psychology, sociology, and ethnology, Shamanism remains the reference book of choice for those interested in this practice.

Religions of Melanesia

Religions of Melanesia

Author: G. W. Trompf

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567206661

Category: Religion

Page: 720

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Religions of Melanesia is the first comprehensive annotated bibliography of religious life in a region that boasts over one-quarter of the world's distinct religions.

Identity Through History

Identity Through History

Author: Geoffrey M. White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521533325

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 802

This book is about the construction of cultural identity through narratives of shared history. It presents an anthropological study of processes of identity formation in a Solomon Islands society deeply affected by colonisation and Christianization.

Psychology and Ethnology

Psychology and Ethnology

Author: W H R Rivers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136304576

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 687

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.