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Publisher Comments:

Scholars have been trying to explain taboo customs ever since Captain Cook discovered them in Polynesia over 200 years ago. The subject has been treated at length, but none of the theories has more than a limited validity, so numerous are the taboos recorded and so diverse the societies in which they occur.

This book contains chapters on:

? Taboo as a Victorian invention

? The complicated taboos in the Pentateuch

? Taboos in Polynesia

Originally published in 1956.

Synopsis:

Scholars have been trying to explain taboo customs ever since Captain Cook discovered them in Polynesia over 200 years ago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415330404
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Author:
Jones, Barbara
Author:
Steiner, Franz
Author:
Steiner Franz
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology and Ethnography
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
154
Dimensions:
8.82x5.64x.69 in. .69 lbs.

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