Critical Survey of Studies on the Anthropology of Nias, by P. Suzuki (auth.)

By P. Suzuki (auth.)

The function of this bibliography is to function a medium for informing these in regards to the contents of books and articles that have to this point seemed facing the above-mentioned 3 cultures. Anthropology this is utilized in its widest feel: actual anthropology, ethnology, cultural anthropology, archaeology and ethno­ historical past. l In view of the truth that Kennedy's bibliography has lately been cited to date,2 a couple of phrases of rationalization to justify this bibliography are precious. This paintings makes an attempt at completeness, that's to claim, the goods (especially present in missionary journals) that have been missed through those that did the sumptuous task of revising Ken­ nedy's bibliography, were incorporated right here. in basic terms these goods which the current compiler was once unable to pay money for were left unannotated. In different phrases approximately each merchandise in this article has been learn or skimmed via. in addition these items that have rarely any price or relevance to those cultures yet which, none the fewer, are came upon indexed in Kennedy (e. g. Buys less than Nias) were precluded from attention right here. Likewise these (few) articles facing glossy advancements which have been exposed were in this article in addition, opposite to the coverage taken by way of the compilers of Kennedy's revised version. take into account that the debt one owes to those compilers for one of these paintings as this - certainly for nearly any learn which one undertakes facing Indonesia - is untold.

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The Nias collection in the above museum is described here along with interpretations of the objects in terms of religious use. This is a useful article for one interested in the "material culture". KAMP, P. H. VAN DER, 1901, Raffles' betrekkingen met Nias in 18201821. BKI 52 (pt. 2) : 584-603. Deals with Raffles' attempt to abolish slavery on Nias; quotes many passages from documents written by Raffles on this topic. Also deals with the English trade on Nias. KIELSTRA, E. , 1890, Onze bemoeiingen met Nias onder generaal van Swieten.

71 pp. plus appendix containing maps. Typescript. This unpublished report (copies deposited in the Tropical Institute, Amsterdam and Ministry of Overseas Affairs, The Hague) contains very important and detailed data dealing with gold weights and measures, the customs and regulations pertaining to inheritance, crime, and distribution of marriage gifts. , 1928, Gewinnung und Ausbildung der Fiihrer. EMM 100-07, 131-37. Analyzes the structure of leadership on Nias and the effect of the Rhenish Mission upon this phenomenon.

As an introductory work, this chapter is adequate although several errors do appear. 40 LORM, A. J. DE, 1939, Kantteekeningen bij eenige mesheften uit Nias. CI 1: 151-52. Points out that the sword handles of Nias swords are nearly all in the form of a snake head. Gives 5 sketches of such handles. LoRM, A. J. DE, 1941-a, Zwaardgrepen en mesheften van Nias. 1-6. This is a discussion on the sword handle with snake figures one encounters very often in Nias. The author provides sketches of such handles to give the reader a better knowledge subject.

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