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Headhunting and colonialism

Ricardo Roque

Headhunting and colonialism

anthropology and the circulation of human skulls in the Portuguese empire, 1870-1930

by Ricardo Roque

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Craniology -- Portugal -- History,
  • Headhunters -- Timor-Leste -- History,
  • Rites and ceremonies -- Timor-Leste,
  • Skull -- Social aspects -- Timor-Leste,
  • Skull -- Social aspects -- Portugal -- Collectors and collecting,
  • Ethnology -- Timor-Leste,
  • Museum exhibits -- Portugal,
  • Human remains (Archaeology) -- Portugal,
  • Timor-Leste -- Colonization,
  • Portugal -- Colonies -- Asia

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRicardo Roque.
    SeriesCambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGN85.P8 R67 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23944716M
    ISBN 109780230222052
    LC Control Number2009046793

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