- Book Title: Primitive Peoples Today
- Author: Edward Weyer
- ISBN: MW001888425
- Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
- Year Published: 1959
- Our Normal Price: £27.50 GBP ($34.10 USD)
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- Description: Hamish Hamilton 1959, first edition: Brown cloth hardcover with gilt lettering to spine in dust jacket approx 8.7 5 x 11.25 inches tall: 288 pages including index: black and white photographic illustrations plus 58 in full colour. Synopsis a comprehensive account of the life of primitive man in the 1950s. The anthropologist explorer, Dr Weyer, describes and analyses the dress, habitation, food gathering , adolescence ceremonies, courtship, sexual and marriage customs, warfare, witchcraft, and religions of 14 Tribes of primitive peoples. The illustrations, many of them published for the first time, portraying the private lives of members of more than 60 tribes, including the scarification ceremonies of the Caraja, the ant trials of the Oyanas, the dance of the wild Chavante- the veiled men of the North African Desert, Ivory Coast sorcerers dancing with the body of a hypnotised child, and New Guinea couples in their weekly nose rubbing parties. Photographs are contributed by 40 photographers. Contents include: -- Introduction: the world of primitive man. An Arctic hunting people: The Eskimos. Sea- folk of the Subarctic: the Aleuts. An American Indian tribe: the Navahos. A Central American tribe: The Lacandones. A Panama tribe: the San Blas. A tribe of the eastern Andes: the Head- shrinking Jivaros. A tribe of Central Brazil: the Camayuras. A tribe of Arctic Eurasia: the Reindeer -herding Lapps. Slave traders of Africa: the Ovimbundu. A people of the South African deserts: The Bushmen. White aborigines in Eastern Asia: the Hairy Ainus. A people in the Eastern Himalayas: the Lolos. A wandering tribe of the Australian desert: the Aruntas. Stone- Age Seamen of the South Seas: the Samoans. Notes on the author and photographers. Index. Condition dust jacket tired and repaired: preliminary and end pages foxad: a few occasional fox marks to page margins : overall firm clean and acceptable.PLEASE NOTE A HEAVY BOOK: SHIPPING SURCHARGE WIL APPLY FOR CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE THE U.K.
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- Dustcover: Yes
- Binding: Hardback
- Type: Used Books
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