The Swazi

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 12, 2013 - 360 pages
Brian Allan Marwick (1908-92) was a colonial administrator and anthropologist who worked extensively with the Swazi people. In this book, which was originally published in 1940, Marwick presents a detailed analysis of various aspects of Swazi culture, drawing upon his extensive experience as a government official, together with fieldwork carried out during July and August 1934. The text examines social organization, economic life, religion and magic, political organization, the legal system, and the effects of European contact. Numerous illustrative figures and an appendices section are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the Swazi and the development of ethnography and anthropology.
 

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Contents

SOCIAL ORGANIZATION
5
name territory membership language physical features
73
HISTORY OF THE INDIVIDUAL
87
ECONOMIC LIFE PAGE
158
RELIGION AND MAGIC
169
POLITICAL ORGANIZATION
254
REGULATION OF PUBLIC LIFE
280
EFFECTS OF EUROPEAN CONTACT
288
APPENDIX I
303
PAGE
310
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