The Head-Hunters of Borneo: A Narrative of Travel Up the Mahakkam and Down the Barito; Also, Journeyings in Sumatra. CARL BOCK.

The Head-Hunters of Borneo: A Narrative of Travel Up the Mahakkam and Down the Barito; Also, Journeyings in Sumatra.

Singapore. Oxford University Press, 1985. Stock ID #165031

Front free endpaper map, double-spread coloured illustrations and black and white illustrations, xvi + 344pp, index, bibliography, appendix, good paperback copy with slight spoiling of spine and upper section of lower cover. "Despite its sensational title, Carl Bock's account of his travels in the 1970s in both Borneo and Sumatra covers much more than the well-known head-hunting pursuits of the Dayaks. Commissioned by the Dutch colonial authorities to make a journey into the little-explored districts of West Borneo, Bock proved to be a keen observer not only of the way of life of the peoples of the interior but also of their titular Malay overlords and of various aspects of colonial life" - Publisher's description. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 165031).

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