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JENSEN, AD.E., - Die drei Ströme. Züge aus dem geistigen und religiösen Leben der Wemale, einem Primitiv-Volk in den Molukken.

Leipzig, Harrassowitz, 1948. Large stout 8°. Original decorated limp wrappers. (xii), 320pp., captioned black/white illustrations on 28 plates at end of vokume, folded map, 33 illustrations in text, bibliography, glossary of local dialect words and expressions-german, register, table of contents. [Ergebnisse der Frobenius-Expedition, 1937-38, Bd. II]. German language study of the Religion and the Spiritual life of the Wemale of West Ceram. It is the second report of fieldwork carried out during the Frobenius Expedition, 1937-1938. A travel report is followed by a general introduction on the population of West Ceram, which also contains information on material culture among the Wemale and on the relationship between the population of the Region and the Colonial Government. In the next chapters a description is given of the social structure (Patasiwa-Patalima division, clans, sacred houses and cult places, offices, Pela Associations), the Kakean- and Bapulane Secret Societies (function, the great festival, ceremonies, the role of Women), life-cycle (bnirth, name-giving, rise of early childhood, initiation rites, marriage, pregnancy), death, burial, ancestor spirits (Iola), Taboos, Dances and feasts, spirit belief and traditional healing, the relationship between men and spirits and between animals and spirits, and aspects of Wemale thought (Geographical orientation, binary oppositions, head-hunting, probibitory symbols, riddles). Finally, an analysis is made of the data presented in order to show the main charasteristics of the Wemale World View. (POLMAN, Central Moluccas, op.cit.). Good to very good untrimmed copy.
EUR 175.00 [Appr.: US$ 183.98 | £UK 151 | JP¥ 25158] Book number 49991

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