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Summoning the Powers Beyond: Traditional Religions in Micronesia

Jay Dobbin


This book collects and reconstructs the old religions of preindustrial Micronesia. It draws mostly from written sources from the turn of the nineteenth century and the period immediately after World War II: reports of the Hamburg South Sea Expedition of 1908–1910, articles by German Roman Catholic missionaries in Micronesia included in the journal Anthropos, and reports by the Coordinated Investigation of Micronesian Anthropology and the American Board of Commissioners of the Foreign Missions. A detailed introduction and an overview of Micronesian religion are followed by separate chapters det ... More

Keywords: preindustrial Micronesia, old religions, Micronesian religion, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Marshall Islands, Yap, Palau, Kiribati

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780824832032
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832032.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jay Dobbin, author