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9780486468129

The History of Tattooing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486468129

  • ISBN10:

    0486468127

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-19
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
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Summary

This engrossing 1925 survey offers one of the most complete histories of world tattoo practices. Written during an era when colonial authorities had all but eliminated indigenous tattooing, it discusses their significance in terms of religious beliefs and social status. This Dover edition features a new selection of 80 images from vanishing cultures.

Author Biography

W. D. Hambley was an anthropologist, a noted authority on Africa, and the assistant curator of African Ethnology for the Museum of Natural History of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Body Marking in Relation to Religious Beliefs and Practices
2. Body Marking and Magic
3. Body Marking for Social and Anti-Social Purposes
4. Technique of Body Marking
5. Geographical Distribution of Tattooing
6. Historical Distribution of Tattooing
 

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