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Law of Primitive Man A Study in Comparative Legal Dynamics

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ISBN-10: 0674023625

ISBN-13: 9780674023628

Edition: 1954

Authors: E. Adamson Hoebel

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A classic work in the anthropology of law, this book offered one of the first ambitiously conceived analyses of the fundamental rights and duties that are treated as law among nonliterate peoples (labeled "primitive" at the time of the original publication). The heart of the book is a description and analysis of the law of five societies: the Eskimo; the Ifugao of northern Luzon in the Philippines; the Comanche, Kiowa, and Cheyenne tribes of the western plains of the United States; the Trobriand Islanders of the southwest Pacific; and the Ashanti of western Africa. Hoebel's lucid analysis reveals the variety and complexity of these societies' political and legal institutions. It emphasizes…    
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 1954
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

E. Adamson Hoebel (1925�e"1983) was Professor and Head of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota, and author of The Cheyenne Way: Conflict and Case Law in Primitive Jurisprudence.

The Study of Primitive Law
The Cultural Background of Law
What is Law?
Methods and Techniques
Fundamental Legal Concepts as Applied in the Study of Primitive Law
Primitive Law-ways
The Eskimo: Rudimentary Law in a Primitive Anarchy
The Ifugao: Private Law in Northern Luzon
Comanche, Kiowa and Cheyenne: Plains Indian Law in Development
The Trobriand Islanders: Primitive Law as Seen by Bronislaw Malinowski
The Ashanti: Constitutional Monarchy and the Triumph of Public Law
Law and Society
Religion, Magic and Law
The Functions of Law
The Trend of the Law