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Expedition zur Erforschung des Schingú im Jahre 1884

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  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108007320

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  • Karl von den Steinen (1855–1929) was a German physician, explorer and ethnologist who did pioneering work on the anthropology of Brazil's indigenous peoples. This book, published in 1886, describes the first of his two expeditions to the previously uncharted Xingu River. It begins with observations of colonial society in the coastal cities, an economic overview, and a summary of European exploration in the region. The main part of the book mixes sustained narrative and descriptive passages recounting the party's experiences with day by day journal notes on topography, geology, flora, fauna and population, incorporating weather records, river depth, arrival and departure times, and other brief but telling details (Viele Moskitos.). It includes substantial ethnographic descriptions, consideration of the local languages and their typology, and five glossaries, the most substantial being of Bakairi, for which a grammar sketch is also included. The book is generously illustrated with engravings and three maps.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108007320
    • length: 452 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • contains: 92 b/w illus. 3 maps 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Geschichtliches über den Schingú
    2. Mato Grosso
    3. Von Asuncion nach Corumbá
    4. Von Corumbá nach Cuyabá
    5. Allgemeines über Cuyabá
    6. Unser Aufenthalt in Cuyabá
    7. Marsch von Cuyabá zu den zahmen Bakaïri am Rio Novo
    8. Das erste Dorf der Bakaïri
    9. Über die Hochebene des Mato Grosso
    10. Fahrt auf dem Batovy bis zu den ersten Indainern
    11. Die wilden Bakaïri
    12. Mündung des Batovy
    13. Zusammentreffen mit den Trumaí
    14. Die Suyá und Manitsauá
    15. Eintritt des Stromes in das Gebirge
    16. Die Yuruna
    17. Von Piranhaquara bis zur Mündung in den Amazonas
    18. Legenden der Bakaïri
    19. Americanische Sprachverwandtschaften
    20. Die Bakaïri und die Guck-Theorie
    21. Die Heimat der Kariben
    22. Die Einführung der Banane
    23. Die Tapuya-Stämme
    24. Ethnologische Schlussbetrachtung

  • Author

    Karl von den Steinen

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