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The sacred remains : myth, history, and polity in Belau

Author: Richard J Parmentier
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1987.
Series: Chicago original paperbacks.
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Genre/Form: Texts
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Parmentier
ISBN: 0226646955 9780226646954 0226646963 9780226646961
OCLC Number: 15550758
Language Note: Includes text in Palauan.
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral -- University of Chicago, 1981).
Includes indexes.
Description: xxiii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: 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.
Series Title: Chicago original paperbacks.
Responsibility: Richard J. Parmentier.

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