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Title: Unter den Naturvölkern Zentral-Brasiliens
Subtitle: Reiseschilderung und Ergebnisse der zweiten Schingú-expedition, 1887–1888
Written By: Karl von den Steinen

Karl von den Steinen’s classic work, first published in 1894, recounts the
second expedition he undertook to the Xingu River in Northeastern Brazil in
the years 1887–1888. The book serves both as a travelogue and as a
meticulous scientific document. Von den Steinen describes in vivid detail
how he and his fellow scientists set out for the city of Cuiabá in the Mato
Grosso province and there made significant and lasting discoveries in the
areas of geography, cartography, ethnology and anthropology. The expedition
visited the villages of nine different tribes and von den Steinen made
extensive linguistic observations from which he compiled a small dictionary
that forms part of the book. Von den Steinen addresses topics including the
physiognomy, sexuality and religious habits of the different tribes, and
shows himself to be a keen observer of local customs and traditions.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781108006866
Prices: U.S. $ 45.00
U.K. £ 29.99