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The Veddas

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This edition was published in by University Press in Cambridge [Eng.].

Written in English

463 pages

Dr C. G. Seligmann (1873–1940) was a renowned anthropologist who was President of the Royal Anthropological Institute between 1923 and 1925. After joining the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to the Torres Strait in Melanesia in 1898, he changed his career from medicine to anthropology and began his career as a distinguished field anthropologist. This book contains his pioneering ethnology of the indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. The social, political, religious and economic life of the Veddas is systematically examined in this detailed study, first published as part of the Cambridge Archaeological and Ethnological Series in 1911. This ethnology remains the standard reference work for the social structure and material culture of the Vedda people, as they have ceased to exist as a separate community in Sri Lanka. This volume contains views on ethnicity which were acceptable at the time it was published.

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The Veddas
1970, The University Press
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The Veddas
1969, Anthropological Publications
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The Veddas
1961, The University Press
in English
Cover of: The Veddas
The Veddas
1961, The University Press
in English
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The Veddas.
1911, University Press
Cover of: The Veddas
The Veddas
1911, University Press
in English
Cover of: The Veddas
The Veddas
1911, The University Press
in English

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Dr C. G. Seligmann (1873–1940) was a renowned anthropologist who was President of the Royal Anthropological Institute between 1923 and 1925. After joining the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to the Torres Strait in Melanesia in 1898, he changed his career from medicine to anthropology and began his career as a distinguished field anthropologist. This book contains his pioneering ethnology of the indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. The social, political, religious and economic life of the Veddas is systematically examined in this detailed study, first published as part of the Cambridge Archaeological and Ethnological Series in 1911. This ethnology remains the standard reference work for the social structure and material culture of the Vedda people, as they have ceased to exist as a separate community in Sri Lanka. This volume contains views on ethnicity which were acceptable at the time it was published.

The Veddas

This edition was published in by University Press in Cambridge [Eng.].


Edition Notes

"Music, by C.S. Myers": p. [341]-365.

Bibliographical footnotes.

WSU MASC copy signed by W. T. Southorn.

Series
Cambridge Archaeological and ethnological series, Cambridge archaeological and ethnological series

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OL17772432M
Internet Archive
b24851474

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