Fragments from Forests and Libraries

Essays by Valerio Valeri

by Janet Hoskins, Valerio Valeri

Tags: Anthropology, Ritual Studies Monograph Series

432 pp $70.00

ISBN 978-0-89089-979-3
eISBN 978-1-5310-1076-8

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Edited by Janet Hoskins, Fragments from Forests and Libraries is a compilation of important articles by Valerio Valeri, a scholar whose research ranged from the rainforests of the island of Seram to European archives and libraries. Along with nine essays previously published in English, the book contains a number of studies translated for the first time and one unpublished work.

This book is part of the Ritual Studies Monograph Series, edited by Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh.

"Throughout, the writing is scholarly, steeped in an unusually extensive knowledge of European history and philosophy, which Valeri often brings to bear in unexpected and illuminating ways on the complexities of Huaulu life....This will be a most useful text in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in anthropology, not least because, in its independence of thought, broad range of interests, and its refusal to specialize narrowly, it sets an example we all should try to emulate." — Simon Harrison, The Journal of The Royal Anthropological Institute, September 2003