Balder the Beautiful, Volume I. A Study in Magic and Religion: the Golden Bough, Part VII

The Fire-Festivals of Europe and the Doctrine of the External Soul

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Language: English
Wordcount: 160,255 / 481 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.5
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 4,423
Added to site: 2006.07.11
mnybks.net#: 14184
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Myth
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F GIRLS AT PUBERTY, Pp. 22-100

§ 1. Seclusion of Girls at Puberty in Africa, pp. 22-32.--Girls at puberty forbidden to touch the ground and see the sun, 22; seclusion of girls at puberty among the Zulus and kindred tribes, 22; among the A-Kamba of British East Africa, 23; among the Baganda of Central Africa, 23 sq.; among the tribes of the Tanganyika plateau, 24 sq.; among the tribes of British Central Africa, 25 sq.; abstinence from salt associated with a rule of chastity in many tribes, 26-28; seclusion of girls at puberty among the tribes about Lake Nyassa and on the Zambesi, 28 sq.; among the Thonga of Delagoa Bay, 29 sq.; among the Caffre tribes of South Africa, 30 sq.; among the Bavili of the Lower Congo, 31 sq.

§ 2. Seclusion of Girls at Puberty in New Ireland, New Guinea, and Indonesia, pp. 32-36.--Seclusion of girls at puberty in New Ireland, 32-34; in New Guinea, Borneo, Ceram, and the Caroline I

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.10.03
manasvi
*****

An excellent work on anthropology. It is of course, horribly outdated, but there's no doubting the range and depth of this book.


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