"Oceanic Mythology" by Roland B. Dixon



"Oceanic Mythology" by Roland B. Dixon
BiblioLife | 2008 | ISBN: 0554395487 | 221 pages | File type: PDF | 5 mb
This is a highly readable and scholarly cross-cultural study of Pacific mythology and folklore, covering Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Indonesia and Australia.

It includes summaries of material only available in obscure 19th Century scholarly journals.

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About the Author
Roland Burrage Dixon (November 6, 1875-December 1934) was an American anthropologist, born at Worcester, Mass. In 1897 he graduated from Harvard University, where he remained as an assistant in anthropology, taking the degree of Ph. D. in 1900 and then serving as instructor and after 1906 as an assistant professor. He was vice president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1910-11 and president of the American Folklore Society from 1907 to 1909. He was professor at Harvard after 1916 and member of the American Commission to Negotiate Peace (1916-18) in Paris. Professor Dixon was a contributor to anthropological and ethnological journals.

Table of Contents

Publisher's Preface
Author's Preface
Introduction
Part I. Polynesia
Myths Of Origins And The Deluge
The Maui Cycle
Miscellaneous Tales
Summary
Part ii. Melanesia
Myths Of Origins And The Deluge
Culture Hero Tales
Miscellaneous Tales
Summary
Part iii. Indonesia
Myths Of Origins And The Delug
Trickster Tales
Miscellaneous Tales
Summary
Part iv. Micronesia
Myths Of Origins And The Delug
Miscellaneous Tales; Summary
Part V. Australia
Myths Of Origins And The Deluge
Animal And Miscellaneous Tales
Summary
Conclusion
Bibliography
Map
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