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Title: Die Toba-Batak auf Sumatra in gesunden und kranken Tagen. Beitrag zur Kenntnis des animistischen Heidentums. Orig. edn.
Description: Stuttgart, Chr. Belser, 1925. Original clotbacked illustrated boards. (2), 234, (2)pp., frontis.-plate (: Radja Isaak Lumban gaol & a Witch-doctor with his magical stick & in full dress), 28 ills. on 8 plates, some drawings in text, head-&-tail pieces in Batak-art style. Important contribution by a German medical missionary of the 'Rheinische Mission', Barmen, being an inquiry into the Toba-Batak in general, life-cycles, taboos, adat-law, tribal medicine and healing, the magico-religious aspects of health and ilness, the Witch-doctor, influence of western medicaid supplied by missionaries, all in view of tribal Paganism. See also: Soeder, Der Anteil der Deutschen ärtzlichen Mission.. (1937) p.61 ff. Good copy. Scarce.

Keywords: mission religion health superstition magic sorcery toba batak daily life anthropology history sumatra colonialism indonesia southeast asia lifecycle taboo adat customary law medicine magic witchcraft

Price: EUR 175.00 = appr. US$ 190.20 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 6165