• Sociology
  • Published 1977

Guarding the invisible mountain : intervillage alliances, religious syncretism and ethnic identity among Ambonese christians and moslems in the Moluccas

@inproceedings{Bartels1977GuardingTI,
  title={Guarding the invisible mountain : intervillage alliances, religious syncretism and ethnic identity among Ambonese christians and moslems in the Moluccas},
  author={Dieter Bartels},
  year={1977}
}
This study is a result of anthropological field work among the Ambonese in the Central Moluccas (Eastern Indonesia). Ambonese society is about evenly divided into Moslems and Calvinist Protestants who reside in mono-religious villages. Racial mixture, ethnic diversity, geographical dispersion, relative isolation of villages, insufficient means of communication and transportation, fragmented political organization, intervillage conflicts related to land shortage and population pressure and… CONTINUE READING

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