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Bugis Navigation

Author : Gene Ammarell
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A dictionary practical theoretical and historical of commerce and commercial navigation With An improved and greatly enlarged suppl

Author : John Ramsay M'Culloch
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The Bugis

Author : Christian Pelras
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The Bugis, who number about three million, live for the most part in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi: they are among the most fascinating peoples of maritime Southeast Asia, and the least known. Their image in legend and modern fiction is of bold navigators, fierce pirates and cruel slave traders, but most are in fact farmers, planters and fishermen. Although they are an Islamic people, they maintain such pre-Islamic relics as transvestite pagan priests and shamans. Their colorful nobility claims descent from the ancient gods, yet owes its power to social consensus. This book is the first to describe the history of the Bugis. It ranges from their origins 40,000 years ago to the present and provides a complete picture of contemporary Bugis society. It is based on the author's extensive field research over the last 30 years, on oral tradition, written epics and chronicles, on travellers' tales from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, and on the latest research by Western and Asian scholars in the fields of archaeology, history, linguistics and anthropology. The author reveals the brilliance of Bugis civilization in all its exotic and extraordinary manifestations, and its survival through Dutch colonization, Japanese invasion and the incursions of modernity. This is a work of outstanding scholarship, interest and originality.

A Dictionary Practical Theoretical and Historical of Commerce and Commercial Navigation

Author : John Ramsay McCulloch
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Encyclopaedia of the History of Science Technology and Medicine in Non Westen Cultures

Author : Helaine Selin
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Offer more than six hundred entries on developments in Asia, Africa, the Islamic world, Native America, and the Pacific

The Misfortunes of Alonso Ram rez

Author : Fabio López Lázaro
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In 1690, a dramatic account of piracy was published in Mexico City. The Misfortunes of Alonso Ramírez described the incredible adventures of a poor Spanish American carpenter who was taken captive by British pirates near the Philippines and forced to work for them for two years. After circumnavigating the world, he was freed and managed to return to Mexico, where the Spanish viceroy commissioned the well-known Mexican scholar Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora to write down Ramírez's account as part of an imperial propaganda campaign against pirates. The Misfortunes of Alonso Ramírez has long been regarded as a work of fiction—in fact, as Latin America's first novel—but Fabio López Lázaro makes a convincing case that the book is a historical account of real events, albeit full of distortions and lies. Using contemporary published accounts, as well as newly discovered documents from Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, and Dutch archives, he proves that Ramírez voyaged with one of the most famous pirates of all time, William Dampier. López Lázaro's critical translation of The Misfortunes provides the only extensive Spanish eyewitness account of pirates during the period in world history (1650–1750) when they became key agents of the European powers jockeying for international political and economic dominance. An extensive introduction places The Misfortunes within the worldwide struggle that Spain, England, and Holland waged against the ambitious Louis XIV of France, which some historians consider to be the first world war.

A Dictionary Practical Theoretical and Historical of Commerce and Commercial Navigation

Author : John R. McCulloch
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A Dictionary of Commerce and Commercial Navigation

Author : John Ramsay McCulloch
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Anthropologica

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"Literatur-overzicht" issued with v. 95.

Asian Perspectives

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Encyclopaedia of Classical Indian Sciences

Author : Helaine Selin
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India was a major power during ancient and medieval times. But very little is known about its scientific and technological achievements, and the contributions that were very influentia1 to human civilization. India had the highest standards of living; it introduced math (including the number zero) to the world, along with many other inventions that date back more than 4,000 years. India's many contributions (including brick technology, Ayurvedic medicine, yoga, and the first medical school) were the inspiration for this well-balanced encyclopedia, which seeks to reintroduce classical Indian sciences to scholars and others. This volume offers alphabetically arranged entries, covering agriculture, algebra, arithmetic, astrology, astronomy, calculus, decimal rotation, geography, geometry, mathematics, medicine, military technology, physics, textiles, weights and measures, yoga, zero, and more. They represent the work of scholars from many countries. Additionally, biographies of many well-known ancient Indian scientists are included.

Vaka Moana

Author : K. R. Howe
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"The most comprehensive and complete account yet of those ancient seafarers who developed the world's first ocean-going vessels - and the advanced navigational systems to guide them - and discovered the last habitable lands on earth, the islands of the mighty Pacific Ocean."--P. [4] of cover.

Anthropos

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A Cyclopedia of Commerce and Commercial Navigation

Author : Isaac Smith Homans
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Journal of the Indian Archipelago and Eastern Asia

Author : James Richardson Logan
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Journal

Author : Steward Anthropological Society
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Journal and Proceedings

Author : Royal Australian Historical Society
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Includes the Society's Annual report and statement of accounts.

A grammar and dictionary of the Malay language with a preliminary dissertation

Author : John Crawfurd
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The Konjo Boatbuilders and the Bugis Prahus of South Sulawesi

Author : G. Adrian Horridge
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Fine Description

Author : Harold C. Conklin
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Across decades of fieldwork in the Philippines, Harold C. Conklin wrote classic papers for anthropologists working everywhere. This book gathers a significant sample of his often-cited, but widely dispersed publications on fieldwork and analytic methods applied to a wide range of topics. The writings are as startlingly impressive now as when first published. Driven by a desire to record, represent, and preserve how the Hanuno and Ifugao worked, talked, thought, and played, Conklin presents the details of agricultural and botanical knowledge, spatial orientation, kinship, verbal play, poetry, and music. His findings subtly address contemporary debates and brilliantly display the respect, rigor, and responsibility with which ethnographers should study cultural phenomena.Reviewers' Comments: "Across decades of fieldwork in the Philippines, Harold C. Conklin wrote classic papers for anthropologists working everywhere....It has long been established opinion that (Conklin) is one of the very best fieldworkers in the business...he does it the way it ought to be done...." - Clifford Geertz "...[For ethnographic theory and method] Conklin managed to anticipate just about every issue that has emerged in the last thirty years..." - M. Anderson