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Rivière, Peter

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Works: 95 works in 244 publications in 3 languages and 3,455 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Folklore  Biographical films  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Contributor, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: GN400, 392.5
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Most widely held works about Peter Rivière
 
Most widely held works by Peter Rivière
The forgotten frontier; ranchers of north Brazil by Peter Rivière( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage among the Trio : a principle of social organisation by Peter Rivière( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Oxford anthropology by Peter Rivière( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informative as well as entertaining, this volume offers many interesting facets of the first hundred years of anthropology at Oxford University
Individual and society in Guiana : a comparative study of Amerindian social organization by Peter Rivière( Book )

14 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Amerindian peoples of Guiana, the geographical region of north-east South America, have long been recognized as forming a distinct variety of the tropical forest culture. In this book, Peter Rivière employs a comparative perspective to reveal that Guianan societies, generally characterized as socially fluid and amorphous, are in fact much more highly structured than they first appear, and he identifies certain common patterns of social organization that result from sets of individual choices and relationships. By contrasting the characteristics of Guianan society with those from elsewhere in Lowland South America, he constructs a spectrum of complexity of Amerindian social structure, and argues that the Guianan variant represents the logically simplest form of organization in the area
The Guiana travels of Robert Schomburgk, 1835-1844 by Robert H Schomburgk( Book )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hakluyt Society, en fremragende institution, der som sit formal har at fremme viden og uddannelse i relation til forståelsen af verdenshistorien, har atter publiceret et seriøst værk. Scomburgh blev udsendt af regeringen til at udforske Guiana og i løbet af tre rejser lykkedes det ham, at dække området fra grænsen til Brasilien og op til hollandsk Guiana. Af høj forskningsmæssig værdi
Absent-minded imperialism : Britain and the expansion of empire in nineteenth-century Brazil by Peter Rivière( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the mainsprings of imperial expansion and illustrates the grain of truth in J.R. Seeley's famous phrase in The Expansion of England: 'We seem to have conquered and peopled half the world in a fit of absence of mind.' Peter Riviere gives a vivid account of how the British Empire at the zenith of its power was dragged reluctantly, and with little thought and no clear policy, into a minor border dispute with Brazil which was solved only after sending a boundary commission and an expeditionary force. Centred on the Indian village of Pirara on the border between northern Brazil and British Guiana, in a remote territory in the interior, the story of the Anglo-Brazilian border dispute reveals much about the varied and conflicting motivations of imperial expansion. Zealous Protestant and Catholic mission activity, attempts to end slavery, and the overwhelming motivation to establish links and to define and control imperial boundaries were key aspects of the dispute. This is a beautifully written and vivid anthropological and historical narrative, with acute analysis of imperial expansion, based upon extensive fieldwork and Foreign Office, Colonial Office and missionary society records
Lucien Lévy-Bruhl by Jean Cazeneuve( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the visible and the material : the Amerindianization of society in the work of Peter Rivìere by Laura Rival( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on the anthropological development of Amazonia, this volume explores the legacy of Peter Riviere, a recently retired Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oxford. An international group of leading specialists contributes to the substantial and growing body of Amazonian ethnography, discussing topics that include kinship and genealogy, the village as a unit of ethnographic observation, the human body in political and social processes, and gender relationships as aspects of political cosmological thinking."--Jacket
Christopher Columbus by Peter Rivière( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christopher Columbus ranks among the most famous explorers of all time for having sailed the Atlantic in 1492 in search of the Far East but instead finding America. Born of Genoese parents, he had early seafaring experience in the Mediterranean, and later gained knowledge of the European and African north Atlantic coastline. The project of sailing westward across the Atlantic in search of the Indies emerged first in the 1480s, but it was not until October 1492 that his fleet of three small ships made its historic landfall on one of the Bahamas. Columbus made three more crossings of the Atlantic and many more discoveries, but his later life was marred by political intrigue. In 1506, a year and a half after his return from his final trip to the New World, he died still trying to recover the honour and fame that he thought was his due."--Jacket
The Guiana travels of Robert Schomburgk : 1835-1844 by Robert Hermann Schomburgk( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Schomburgk served as boundary commissioner for British Guiana between 1841 and 1843. This volume is the first of two containing the full, unedited reports of his travels in that country between 1835 and 1844
Oral literature of the Trio Indians of Surinam by Cees Koelewijn( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primitive marriage : an inquiry into the origin of the form of capture in marriage ceremonies by John Ferguson McLennan( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Columbus : a concise biography by Peter Rivière( Recording )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concise biography of Christopher Columbus detailing his explorations and his later life, which was marred by political intrigue
Oral literature of the trio Indians of Surinam by Cees Koelewijn( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bild der Völker( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange beliefs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Evans-Pritchard was the first trained anthropologist to do work in Africa, where he lived among the Azande and studied their belief in witchcraft. Later, he worked with the Nuer tribe in the Sudan. His work on witchcraft caused philosophers to ask how rational thinking could be defined; his study of tribal organization intrigued political theorists; his attention to the sophisticated religious sentiments of so-called primitive peoples has strongly influenced theologians
The origin of civilisation and the primitive condition of man by John Lubbock( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidental mention of Aust. Aborigines; Status of women, property, religion, dreams etc.; Marriage laws, ornaments, totemism
O indivíduo e a sociedade na Guiana : um estudo comparativo da organização social ameríndia by Peter Riviere( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in Portuguese and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral literature of the Trio Indians of Surinam by Cees Koelewijn( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Individual and society in Guiana : a comparative study of Amerindian social organization
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Individual and society in Guiana : a comparative study of Amerindian social organizationThe Guiana travels of Robert Schomburgk, 1835-1844Absent-minded imperialism : Britain and the expansion of empire in nineteenth-century BrazilBeyond the visible and the material : the Amerindianization of society in the work of Peter RivìereChristopher ColumbusThe Guiana travels of Robert Schomburgk : 1835-1844Primitive marriage : an inquiry into the origin of the form of capture in marriage ceremoniesChristopher Columbus : a concise biography
Alternative Names
Peter Rivière Social anthropologist

Riviere, Peter

Riviere, Peter G.

Rivière, Peter G. 1934-

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