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. Reprint. Stock ID #172801

Decorative front endpaper map, colour plates, black and white illustrations, xvi + 344pp, index, bibliography, appendix, 25.2 x 17.1cm. Paperback covers little worn, otherwise a very good copy.

"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.

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