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Author Fontijne, Louis, 1902-1968.

Title Guardians of the land in Kelimado : Louis Fontijne's study of a colonial district in eastern Indonesia / L. Fontijne ; edited and translated by Gregory Forth with the assistance of Han F. Vermeulen
Published Leiden : KITLV Press, 2004


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Description xiii, 266 pages : illustrations, ; 24 cm
Series Translation series / Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 0074-0470 ; 27
Translation series (Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Netherlands)) ; 27
Summary "In 1940, a Dutch colonial officer named Louis Fontijne (1902-1968) was commissioned to conduct an investigation of indigenous land tenure and leadership in the Residency of Timor and Dependencies. Dealing specifically with Kelimado, a region included in the Nage district of central Flores, its main product was a remarkable study of society and culture and the effects of over three decades of Dutch administration and Christian proselytizing. In regard to ethnographic detail and analytical insight, the work, entitled 'Grondvoogden in Kelimado', resembles more an academic thesis than a government report; yet another interest is Fontijne's forthright critique of colonial policy and recommendations for administrative reform." "Incorporating an edited translation of the only comprehensive description of the Nage society produced during the colonial period, as well as an evaluation by a modern ethnographer, this book will be of interest to anthropologists, historians and other scholars concerned with Indonesia and the Netherlands Indies."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Translation of never-published study: Grondvoogden in Kelimado; originally composed in 1940 by a Dutch colonial officer
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-260) and index
Notes Translation series (Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Netherlands)) no:27 0074-0470
Subject Nage (Indonesian people) -- Land tenure.
Ethnology -- Indonesia -- Flores Island.
Nage (Indonesian people) -- Social life and customs.
Flores (Indonesia) -- Social life and customs
Flores Island (Indonesia) -- Social life and customs.
Author Forth, Gregory.
Vermeulen, Han F., 1952-
Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkund (Netherlands)
LC no. 2005424622
ISBN 9067182230 paperback