2011 Reprint of 1954 American variation. complete facsimile of the unique version, now not reproduced with Optical popularity software program. this is often probably the 1st systematic research of the customized, common in primitive societies from historic Rome to present-day Melanesia, of changing presents. The reward is conceived as a transaction forming a part of all human, own relationships among members and teams. those present exchanges are while ethical, fiscal, juridical, aesthetic, non secular, mythological and social phenomena. A vintage paintings.
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