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  • Symbolic Structuresby Nigel Barley

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    The book is a detailed study of the symbolic universe of the Dowayos of north Cameroon. more...

  • Island of Demonsby Nigel Barley

    Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2009; US$ 7.99

    Many men dream of running away to a tropical island and living surrounded by beauty and exotic exuberance. Walter Spies did more than dream. He actually did it. In the 1920s and 30s, Walter Spies ? ethnographer, choreographer, film maker, natural historian and painter ? transformed the perception of Bali from that of a remote island to become the site... more...

  • The Devil's Gardenby Nigel Barley

    Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99

    In 1942 Japanese-occupied Singapore, where violence and starvation stalk the streets, a bizarre tranquillity reigns between warring nations in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. This sensitive and humorous work of historical fiction explores a real, and complicated, chapter of Singapore's history in which British scientists avoided jail during WWII... more...

  • The Innocent Anthropologistby Nigel Barley

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Nigel Barley was a 'new anthropologist', one of the younger generation of academics whose learning and research had been acquired in institutes, research departments, from academic journals and university libraries. But after suffering years of gentle put-downs from leathery old field-workers, their 'teeth permanently gritted from years of dealing... more...

  • White Rajahby Nigel Barley

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 13.99

    Sir James Brooke was an extraordinary 'eminent' Victorian, whose life was the stuff of legend.His curious career began in 1841 when he was caught up in a war in Brunei which had started because a party of local Dayaks had refused to furl their umbrellas in the presence of the Sultan. Brooke was an opportunist who, with the Sultan's backing, made war... more...

  • In the Footsteps of Stamford Rafflesby Nigel Barley

    Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2013; US$ 5.99

    Sir Stamford Raffles was a British colonial trader who, in 1819, founded the island city-state of Singapore. Today, Singapore is a world alpha city ranked alongside London, New York, and Tokyo. In this intriguing book - part history, part travelogue - the author revisits the places that were important in the life of Raffles and evaluates his legacy,... more...

  • Torajaby Nigel Barley

    Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2013; US$ 7.99

    In 1985, Dr. Nigel Barley, senior anthropologist at The British Museum, set off for the relatively unknown Indonesian island of Sulawesi in search of the Toraja, a people whose culture includes headhunting, transvestite priests and the massacre of buffalo. In witty and finely crafted prose, Barley offers fascinating insight into the people of Sulawesi... more...

  • Love and Death in Baliby Vicki Baum; Nigel Barley

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 17.99

    Set against the backdrop of the Dutch invasion of Bali just over a century ago, and the resulting "mass suicides" of the Balinese royalty, the moving story unfolds of the peasant Pak and his family and friends, and the tragedy that is their shared fate. Written within living memory of the bloody events called the puputan (the "ending"), Love... more...

  • Rogue Raiderby Nigel Barley

    Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2006; US$ 7.99

    Rogue Raider is a humorous fictionalized history set in Southeast Asia during the First World War, which centers on a lovable rogue in the form of Captain Julius Lauterbach of the German Imperial Navy and the ship that catapulted the "Flashmanesque" Lauterbach to accidental fame (and infamy), His Imperial Majesty's Emden. Follow the adventures... more...

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