On the Edge of the Banda Zone: Past and Present in the Social Organization of a Moluccan Trading Network

On the Edge of the Banda Zone: Past and Present in the Social Organization of a Moluccan Trading Network

by R. F. Ellen
     
 
Ellen (anthropology and human ecology, U. of Kent at Canterbury, UK) draws on the ethnography of boat use and navigation and sources of physcial and historical evidence in order to explore the role of the global spice trade in ecological and social divisions of labor and patterns of exchange in a small archipelago in eastern Indonesia that has served as a corridor

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Ellen (anthropology and human ecology, U. of Kent at Canterbury, UK) draws on the ethnography of boat use and navigation and sources of physcial and historical evidence in order to explore the role of the global spice trade in ecological and social divisions of labor and patterns of exchange in a small archipelago in eastern Indonesia that has served as a corridor between Eurasia and the world of Melanesia. The chronological scope of the study is wide, exploring some 500 years of history. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824826765
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.07(d)

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