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  • ISBN: 9780226646954
  • ISBN10: 0226646955

The Sacred Remains Myth, History and Policy in Belau

by Richard Parmentier

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 12/01/1987
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List of Illustrations List of Tables Belauan Texts Foreword, by Michael Silverstein Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Of Stories and Stones Toward an Anthropology of History Signs of History, Signs in History The Closely Guarded Story of Ngeremlengui 1. Contexts of Belau Pacific Geographical Context Austronesian Cultural Context Western Historical Context 2. Traditional Political Institutions Villages, Districts, and Federations Houses, Titles, and Councils Warfare, Headhunting, and Reciprocal Hostility Money Collection, Concubinage, and Village Friendship 3. Diagrammatic Icons and Historical Processes Four Diagrams of Social Relations Typification and Nodality of Paths Reccontextualization and Revaluation of Sides Structural Complexity and Historical Vulnerability 4. Models of Transformation of Belauan Polity Latmikaik and the Origin of Paths Chuab and the First Political Federation The Termination of the Polity of Chuab The Destruction of Belau and the Rebirth of Milad Names and Stones of Milad's Children Political Relations among Milad's Children Chants of Milad Sides of Heaven of Belau Models of Political Development 5. Kerngilianged: The Political Organization of Ngeremlengui From Ngeremeskang to Ngeremlengui Spatial Organization of Ngeremlengui Sides, Counterposts, and Paths in Imeiong and Ngeremetengel Affiliate Houses and Titles Cluster Hamlets: Ulechetong and Nglabang 6. The Rhetoric of Intradistrict Historical Narratives Static and Dynamic Perspectives Uchuladebong: Where Sacredness Remains Ngeremetengel: Subordinate Village or Emergent Capital? 7. The Story of Ngeremlengui The Destruction of Uluang The Wars of Chemeruaol The Slaughter at Belod The Peace of Olouch The Assassination of Ngiracheungel Conclusion English-Belauan Glossary Place Names References Index
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