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D. Moyer Matriliny among the Toba-Batak? In: Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 133 (1977), no: 2/3, Leiden, 357-362 This PDF-file was downloaded from http://www.kitlv-journals.nl

KORTE MEDEDELINGEN DAVID S. MOYER MATRILINY AMONG T H E TOBA-BATAK ? I n his Preface to the English translation of J. C . Vergouwen's Het Rechtsleven der Toba-Bataks (The Social Organisation and Customary Law of the Toba-Batak of Northern Sumatra, K I T L V Translation Series 7, 1964) Prof. J. Keuning reminds us that Vergouwen was "not a n anthropologist by profession" and in a footnote goes on to say "for this

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Author: David S. Moyer

D. Moyer Vergouwen, Matriliny and the Toba Batak In: Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 141 (1985), no: 2/3, Leiden, 339-342 This PDF-file was downloaded from http://www.kitlv-journals.nl

KORTE MEDEDELINGEN DAVID S. MOYER VERGOUWEN, MATRILINY AND THE TOBA BATAK In her Korte Mededeling (BKI 139:465-469), Sandra A. Niessen writes a critique of two of my publications. In addition to attributing me with an incorrect motivation for one of the articles, I believe she misrepresents the views that I presented in the other. While reading Professor J. Keuning's Preface to the English Trans- lation of J. C. Vergouwen's Het Rechtsleven der

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In: Symbolic Anthropology in the Netherlands
A Structural Analysis of Malay Language Legal Codes from Bengkulu
Author: David S. Moyer
This study is directed towards providing basic background material for the understanding of South Sumatran social organisation. To this end, four legal codes from the first half of the nineteenth century are presented and analysed. The method used in the analysis is a modification of that used by Levi-Strauss for the analysis of myth. The author concludes by stating: "Out of these detailed analyses the most significant phenomenon to emerge is the fact that a relatively small number of formal properties are distributed through a large number of structures within a single legal code, and because of their formal similarities these structures are mutually reinforcing".
In: Unity in Diversity
In: The Logic of the Laws
In: The Logic of the Laws
In: The Logic of the Laws
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In: The Logic of the Laws