win prizes
Search our site
Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner Read the opening extract of the brand new Susie Steiner book before its publication on 05/04/2018

Religious and Cosmic Beliefs of Central Polynesia: Volume 2 by Robert W. Williamson

Religious and Cosmic Beliefs of Central Polynesia: Volume 2


Religious and Cosmic Beliefs of Central Polynesia: Volume 2 by Robert W. Williamson

Robert Wood Williamson (1856-1932) was a British solicitor and anthropologist who worked extensively in New Guinea and Polynesia. Originally published in 1933, this book forms one of two volumes by Williamson on the religious, mythical and cosmic structures of Central Polynesia. The work was unfinished at the time of Williamson's death, but it was considered near enough completion to be published posthumously in its final form. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the development of anthropology and the religious cultures of Polynesia.

About the Author

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

14th November 2013


Robert W. Williamson

More books by Robert W. Williamson
Author 'Like for Like'


Cambridge University Press


406 pages


Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
Religion & beliefs



Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges

I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!


Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.

Magda North

With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!

Siobhan McDowell

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook