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The Social and Political Systems of Central Polynesia

Volume 3

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  • Date Published: November 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107625723

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  • 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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    • Date Published: November 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107625723
    • length: 494 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 25 x 170 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    29. Administration of justice
    30. Connection between the sacred and secular offices
    31. The sanctity of chiefs
    32. The powers of chiefs
    33. The relationship between the classes of society
    34. Names and titles
    35. Testamentary appointments to family names and titles
    36. Elective appointments to family names and titles
    37. Deposition
    38. Some beliefs as to names and titles
    39. Land tenure and control (preliminary and Samoa)
    40. Land tenure and control (other islands)
    41. Control of food supply
    42. Tribute and cognate matters
    43. Succession and inheritance
    44. The head of the social group
    Index.

  • Author

    Robert W. Williamson

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