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Very Good. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Minor shelf wear. Generally clean. xxiii, 348 pages: illustrations, plates, portraits, folded maps, diagrams. Contents: Historical and ecological background; The village: topography and demography; The social composition of the village; Matrilineal descent: the basic principle of village organization; Matrilineal succession and the dynamics of village intrigue; Village fission, slavery and social change; Varieties of village fission; The structural implications of virilocal marriage within the villages; Political aspects of kinship and affinity; The politically integrative function of ritual; The chieftanship; Postscript.
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