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Wehali The Female Land: Traditions of a Timorese ritual centre

Therik, Gerzon Tom

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Wehali defines itself as the ritual centre of the island of Timor. As a ritual centre, Wehali continues to be the residence of a figure of traditional authority on whom, in the 18th century, the Dutch conferred the title of Kaiser (Keizer) and to whom the Portuguese gave the title of Emperor (Imperador). At one time, Wehali was the centre of a network of tributary states, which both the Dutch and Portuguese regarded as paramount to the political orgaization of the island. This book is a study...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorTherik, Gerzon Tom
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:06:55Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T23:06:55Z
dc.identifier.isbn1740761464
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/86002
dc.description.abstractWehali defines itself as the ritual centre of the island of Timor. As a ritual centre, Wehali continues to be the residence of a figure of traditional authority on whom, in the 18th century, the Dutch conferred the title of Kaiser (Keizer) and to whom the Portuguese gave the title of Emperor (Imperador). At one time, Wehali was the centre of a network of tributary states, which both the Dutch and Portuguese regarded as paramount to the political orgaization of the island. This book is a study of Wehali in its contemporary setting as it continues to maintain its rituals and traditions.
dc.format.extent332
dc.publisherPandanus Books
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.titleWehali The Female Land: Traditions of a Timorese ritual centre
dc.typeBook
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2004
local.identifier.absfor160104 - Social and Cultural Anthropology
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub14724
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationTherik, Gerson (Tom), College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T08:07:11Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra
CollectionsANU Pacific Institute

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