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The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead

Vol. II: The Belief Among the Polynesians

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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 187,006 / 586 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.5
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 3,871
Added to site: 2010.08.24
mnybks.net#: 28788
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Religion, Myth
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tudent of comparative religion I hope that these disadvantages may be more than outweighed by the greater accuracy and fulness of detail which this mode of treating the subject renders possible.

[9] J. Deniker, The Races of Man, p. 501. On the apparent homogeneity of the Polynesian race see W. H. R. Rivers, The History of Melanesian Society (Cambridge, 1914), ii. 280, who, however, argues (ii. 280 sqq.) that the race has been formed by the fusion of two distinct peoples.

The principal groups of islands included in Polynesia are New Zealand, the Friendly or Tonga Islands, the Samoan or Navigators Islands, the Hervey or Cook Islands, the Society Islands, including Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands, and Hawaii or the Sandwich Islands.[10] All of them, except New Zealand, are within the tropics; and all of them, except Hawaii, lie to the south of the equator. I shall deal with them in the order I have mentioned, beginning with New Zealand.

[10] Horatio Hale, United

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 It is of course, horribly outdated, but there's no doubting the range and depth of this book.


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