Payback: The Logic of Retribution in Melanesian Religions G.W. Trompf

ISBN: 9780521062770

Published: May 15th 2008

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568 pages


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Payback: The Logic of Retribution in Melanesian Religions  by  G.W. Trompf

Payback: The Logic of Retribution in Melanesian Religions by G.W. Trompf
May 15th 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 568 pages | ISBN: 9780521062770 | 3.48 Mb

In this ambitious study, the first monograph on religion and the logic of retribution, Professor Trompf shows how various aspects of payback, both negative and positive, provide the best indices to an understanding of Melanesian views of life.MoreIn this ambitious study, the first monograph on religion and the logic of retribution, Professor Trompf shows how various aspects of payback, both negative and positive, provide the best indices to an understanding of Melanesian views of life. The book explores the reasons why people pay back and opens up a whole new dimension in the cross-cultural study of human consciousness.

The author conducts his readers through the most complex anthropological pageant on earth, illustrating his arguments from western New Guinea to Fiji.



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