New PDF release: Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family

By Jonathan D. Hill, Fernando Santos-Granero

ISBN-10: 0252027582

ISBN-13: 9780252027581

This penetrating learn is the 1st to synthesize the writings of ethnologists, historians, and anthropologists enthusiastic about modern Arawakan cultures in South the USA and the adjoining Caribbean basin. ahead of they have been mostly decimated and dispersed by means of the results of eu colonization, Arawak-speaking peoples have been the main frequent language relations in Latin the US and the Caribbean, and so they have been the 1st humans Columbus encountered within the Americas. "Comparative Arawakan Histories" examines social buildings, political hierarchies, rituals, spiritual events, gender kinfolk, and linguistic adaptations via old views to record sociocultural range around the subtle Arawakan diaspora.

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