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Image for I Could Speak Until Tomorrow - Oriki, Women and the Past in a Yoruba Town

I Could Speak Until Tomorrow - Oriki, Women and the Past in a Yoruba Town

By: Barber, Karin

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press: 1991

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10894


Paperback, 234mm x 153mm , xi prelims, 354pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read - with spine creased and some grubbiness to top block edge - but otherwise tight and clean with no markings. Volume in International African Library series offers a scholarly account of the oriki discourses of Yoruba people in Nigeria - especially those of local women. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Yoruba, women, bride View more info

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Geronimo - His Own Story

By: Barrett, S.M. ; Turner (III), Frederick W. (eds)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Sphere Books: 1974

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15114


Paperback, 195mm x 127mm , 154+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, some curling at corners, spine creased but pages clean. Abacus UK paperback edition of 1970 re-editing of classic 1906 text in which the great leader of the Apache Indian tribe tells the story of his long life and his struggles against the white man. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: indiian, tribe, Apache, Mexico View more info

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How to Read Ethnography

By: Blasco, Paloma Gay y; Wardle, Huon

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Abingdon & New York, Routledge: 2009

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10851


Paperback, 232mm x 154mm , viii prelims, 214pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, with light wear and just a little grubbiness to block edges, pages otherwise unmarked. First digital print of Blasco & Wardle's 2007 textbook for students of ethnographic texts. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: narrative, myth, transience View more info

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Constructing Musical Healing - The Wounds That Sing

By: Boyce-Tillman, June

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London & Philadelphia, Jessica Kingsley: 2000

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16563


Paperback, 231mm x 156mm , 304pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear. A scholarly review of musical traditions and notions of healing in societies and cultures across the world. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: anthropology, shaman, therapy, new age View more info

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Without Reserve

By: Burnford, Sheila

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1969

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3930


Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 242pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Old ink price on front endpaper. Tight, clean and solid with no obvious imperfections or signs of wear. Dustwrapper has some shelfwear and light chipping around edges, with occasional scratching and marking. A third book by Burnford on her contacts with the native Indians of remote Ontario province. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Cree, Ojibwa, Canada... View more info

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A Dictionary of World Mythology

By: Cotterell, Arthur

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Oxford, OUP: 1990

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14105


Paperback, 194mm x 125mm , 314pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, some wear and darkening to edges, spine now creased, else clean and tight. An excellent reference resource for the student of mythology arranged in seven large A-Z chapters covering the seven major regions of the world. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: myth, culture, legend, epic View more info

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The Fourth World of the Hopis - The Epic Story of the Hopi Indians as preserved in their Legends and Traditions

By: Courlander, Harold

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15111


Paperback, 227mm x 150mm , 239pp. Illustrations by Enrico Arno. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback is bright and clean overall but with some curling of corners and light wear from handling. A scholarly yet seriously readable fusion of the many "dreamtime" myths and legend of the Hopi people which describe their wanderings prior to their settlement in the South-West of the present-day USA. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: indian, tribe, legend, clan View more info

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Dance and the Body Politic in Northern Greece

By: Cowan, Jane K.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10797


Paperback, 227mm x 150mm , xv prelims, 252pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has a single faint crease to surface of spine, no other obvious imperfections and no markings. An anthropological analysis of traditional dance events in a Northern Greek town, revealing social constructions of person, gender and community. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: dance, social, hierarchy, gender View more info

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Liber Aegyptius - The Book of Egyptian Magic

By: Draco, Melusine

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Ignotus Press: 1998

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16560


Paperback, 209mm x 147mm , 240pp. plus index, Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight with little evidence of handling. "A captivating introduction to the practice of the Egyptian magical Tradition." Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Nile, pharaoh, pyramid, Hermopolis View more info

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Indian Scout Craft and Lore

By: Eastman, Charles A.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications: 1974

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15112


Paperback, 200mm x 135mm , 190pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, some wear and grubbiness around edges but spine not creased, retailer sticker on inner front cover, sticker residue also on rear. Softcover republication of 1914 volume "Indian Scout Talks" in which the full-blooded Sioux author ("Ohiyesa") reveals the tricks and secrets of the native American scout which he learnt as a... View more info

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Songs at the River's Edge - Stories from a Bangladeshi Village

By: Gardner, Katy

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Pluto Press: 1997

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 10917


Paperback, 216mm x 137mm , xi prelims, 148pp. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is bright and clean with no obvious signs of wear. First published in 1991, this is a classic anthropological study of modern rural life in South Asia. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Bangladesh, muslim, village View more info

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The Changing World of Mongolia's Nomads

By: Goldstein, Melvyn C.; Beall, Cynthia M.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Sevenoaks, Hodder & Stoughton: 1994

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9358


Paperback, 28cm x 21cm , 176pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Melvyn C. Goldstein, Cynthia M. Beall. Good +++/NoWrapper. Large paperback has been read, with just a little curing of corners, else tight, bright and clean. A journey into the world of the Mongolian nomad people at the time of the fall of Communism, with fabulous photographic illustrations. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywor... View more info

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Three Years' Slavery Among The Patagonians

By: Guinnard, Auguste

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Stroud, Nonsuch: 2005

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 2325


Paperback, 8vo , 154pp. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Single bump to bottom rear corner else fine. Includes ephemeral press release. A republication of a classic 1871 volume, part of Nonsuch's "Travellers, Explorers & Pioneers" series, being the account of a Frenchman whose trip to South America took an unexpected turn… Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Patagonia, Indians, Slavery View more info

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Conquest by Man - The Saga of Early Exploration and Discovery

By: Herrmann, Paul

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1954

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 16561


Hardback, 242mm x 157mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xxiii prelims, 455+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Book has been well read, exterior bumped and scuffed, foxing and some grubbiness to block edges and opening/closing pages, but clean overall. In translation from the author's German by Michael Bullock, this is a meaty and substantial account of epic voyages of discovery... View more info

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The Cheyennes - Indians of the Great Plains

By: Hoebel, E. Adamson

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Fort Worth, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1978

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 15110


Paperback, 234mm x 155mm , 137pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, some wear to edges, corners curled, pages clean. Price sticker on rear. Volume from "Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology" series offers an excellent history of a famed Native American people. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: native, society, ritual, America View more info

Folk-Tales of Many Nations

By: Hole, Christina

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Herbert Joseph: 1936

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 16559


Hardback, 221mm x 140mm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 221+pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Rhoda Jackson. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Despite 1936 date, book feels like a WW2-era production, boards a little flimsy. Generally bumped and worn also with some foxing to edges. Collection of European folk tales with striking three-colour illustrations by Jackson. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: myth, tale, princess, archetype View more info

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Africans - The History of a Continent

By: Iliffe, John

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2006

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16541


Paperback, 254mm x 179mm , xi prelims, 324pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, some curling to corners and block edges grubby, clean and tight overall, price sticker on rear. "A vast and all-embracing study of Africa, from the origins of mankind to the South African general election of 1994." Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: rift, Bantu, Nile, agriculture View more info

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Key Debates in Anthropology

By: Ingold, Tim (ed)

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Abingdon & New York, Routledge: 2005

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10919


Paperback, 215mm x 137mm , xiii prelims, 302pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, and spine has faint creasing, but overall tight and unmarked. First digital printing of edited transcripts of six debates staged by eminent anthropologists in Manchester annually from 1988 to 1993, each covering an important contemporary issue in the discipline. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: culture, language, aesthetics View more info

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A New Vision - A Feminist Perspective in Sri Lanka

By: Jayasinghe, Vinitha

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, Private publication: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12582


Paperback, 210mm x 137mm , 152pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean with minimal wear. A politician's account of advances in opportunity for women in Sri Lanka. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Colombo, Tamil, women, discrimination View more info

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North Spirit - Sojourns Among the Cree and Ojibway

By: Jiles, Paulette

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Saint Paul, MN, Hungry Mind: 1995

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14123


Paperback, 227mm x 150mm , 291pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is bright and clean with minimal wear from handling, spine not creased. Softcover edition of Jiles' engaging account of her years running a community radio station amongst native peoples in Northern Ontario. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Canada, Ontario, Arctic, snow This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covere... View more info

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The Egyptians - How they Live and Work

By: Kay, Shirley

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7565


Hardback, 222mm x 141mm buff cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 152+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Some evidence of handling of block edges, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is a little worn and grubby from handling. Guide to everyday life in Egypt in the post-Nasser period. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Egypt, Nile, Islam, industry View more info

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Myth - Its Meaning & Functions in Ancient & Other Cultures

By: Kirk, G.S.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Cambridge / Berkeley & Los Angeles, University of Cambridge Press / University of California Press: 1988

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 15572


Paperback, 227mm x 148mm , xii prelims, 299pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book has been well read but still clean overall, light creasing to front but not to spine, sticker residue on rear. Softcover edition of classic 1970 guide to the underlying structures and meanings of myth across the world. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Gilgamesh, Kronos, fertility, culture View more info

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Legends of the Free Spirits

By: Lebling, Robert

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Counterpoint: 2010

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14097


Paperback, 235mm x 157mm , xiv prelims, 299pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, some bumping to top corners of early pages, else clean and tight. US softcover edition of Lebling's account of the fire-spirits which form a continuing part of the creation in Islamic belief. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Islam, Arab, fire, genie View more info

God - Myths of the Male Divine

By: Leeming, David ; Page, Jake

Price: £5.00

Publisher: New York & Oxford, OUP: 1997

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14095


Paperback, 203mm x 134mm , xii prelims, 196pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback is clean with no markings to text, minimal wear from handling, no creasing. Softcover edition of Leeming and Page's excellent introduction to muths and beliefs of male divinity in the world's diverse cultures, intended as a counterpart to their earlier work on female deity. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: veda, Yahweh, ... View more info

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Ritual Sacrifice - Blood and Redemption

By: Lewis, Brenda Ralph

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Stroud, Sutton Publishing: 2006

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15125


Paperback, 244mm x 170mm , x prelims, 182+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, minimal wear to edges, smudge mark to top block edge. Softcover edition of "the first general, fully illustrated overview of sacrificial practices around the world from prehistoric times to the present day." Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: voodoo, Hindu, Greece, Mexico View more info

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The Legacy of Greece

By: Livingstone, Sir Richard (ed)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press: 1951

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9074


Hardback, 19cm x 13cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 9th impression, , 424+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Book is tight and clean save for some foxing to block edges, differential fading to endpapers. Dusstwrapper (now protected) has wear to edges and some light staining here and there but still presentable on an old book. Popular collection of twelve essays detailing the Greek achievement in all aspects of civilised life by eminent schola... View more info

Image for Storm from the East - From Genghis Khan to Kubilai Khan

Storm from the East - From Genghis Khan to Kubilai Khan

By: Marshall, Robert

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, BBC Books: 1993

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16564


Hardback, 253mm x 193mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 256pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean with minimal wear, just a hint of foxing to top block edge. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear only, front flap clipped. Lavishly illustrated tie-in book for TV series concerning the extraordinary conquests of the 13th century Mongols. Catalogue: Anthropology.... View more info

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Cassava and Chicha - Bread and Beer of the Amazonian Indians

By: Mowat, Linda

Price: £4.75

Publisher: Princes Risborough, Shire Publications: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10742


Paperback, 210mm x 147mm , 64pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is just a little darkened at spine, else clean and tight with no creasing. Well-illustrated ethnographical account of the foodways of those Amazonian tribes dependent on the manioc plant for a staple. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: manioc, chicha, Amazon, farinha View more info

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The Emergence of Man

By: Pfeiffer, John E.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1973

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7567


Hardback, 225mm x 153mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xxiii prelims, 477pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Private library sticker on inner front board. Spine bumped. Dusting and a litle foxing to block edges, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is generally worn and scuffed, spine colour faded. Book club edition of Pfeiffer's masterly 1969 narrative of the emergence of behaviorally modern mankind. Cat... View more info

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Journal of Ethno-Pharmacology - Volume 1 Number 1 - January 1979

By: Rivier, L. ; Bruhn, J.G. (eds)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Lausanne, Elsevier Sequoia, S.A.: 1979

Seller ID: 16566


Pamphlet, 240mm x 165mm , 104pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Journal has been read, some light wear and grubbiness fom handling, binding staples rusty, clean overall. First edition of quarterly scholarly journal "devoted to bioscientific research of indigenous drugs." Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: coca, narcotic, medicine, hallucinogen View more info