Barton, Roy Franklin, 1883-1947. Ifugao law

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The Ifugaos

Sources Of Ifugao Law And Its Present Status Of Development

The Family Law


Remarriage Of The Widowed

Datok 9

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The Hudhud Indemnity

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Dependents In Relation To Family Law

Illegitimate Children

Reciprocal Obligations Of Parents And Their Children

The Property Law

The Kinds Of Property

Family Property

Personal Property

Perpetual Tenure

Transient Tenure

Transfers Of Property For A Consideration

A. Transactions In The Purchase Of A Field In The Kiangan Area

B. Transactions In The Purchase Of A Field In Benaue

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Transfers Of Property Arising From Family Relationships

Settlement Of Debts Of The Aged And Deceased

Borrowing And Lending


Contracts For The Sale Of Property

Irrigation Law

Penal Law


Circumstances Which Affect Penalty

Penal Responsibility

Other Factors Affecting Liability

The Principal Crimes And Their Frequency



The Taking Of Life

Putting Another In The Position Of An Accomplice






Ma-hailyu Or Minor Offenses


The Family In Relation To Procedure

The Monkalun Or Go-between



Execution Of Justice

The Paowa Or Truce

Termination Of Controversies: Peace-making

An Inter-village Law


Appendix 1: Ifugao Reckoning Of Relationship

Appendix 2: Connection Of Religion With Procedure

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Appendix 3: Parricide

Appendix 4: Concubinage Among The Kalingas

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Title: Ifugao law

Published By: Berkeley: University of California Press, 1919. 187 p., plates: map

By line: R. F. Barton

HRAF Publication Information: new haven,: conn.: hraf, 1998. computer file

Culture: Ifugao (OA19)

Subjects: Property system (421); Real property (423); Family relationships (593); Legal norms (671); Liability (672); Sanctions (681); Offenses against life (682); Offenses against the person (683); Sex and marital offenses (684); Nonfulfillment of obligations (686); Peacemaking (728); Avoidance and taboo (784);

Abstract: In this source Barton examines the “sources of Ifugao law and its present status of development,” after which he sets forth the law itself. His codification is divided into three major sections, entitled, respectively, “The Family Law,” “The Property Law,” and “Penal Law.” He distinguishes two sources of law -- “taboo (which is essentially religious) and custom.” The criminal law consists largely of taboos, whereas the customary law, which “is the more important from the greater frequency of its application... embraces that which pertains to property, inheritance, water rights, and to a great extent, family law and procedure.” This monograph is based on Barton’s earlier field work among the Ifugao.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: oa19-002

Document Type: monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1908-1914

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: G. S. Vescelius; 1955-1974

Coverage Date: 1908-1914

Coverage Place: Kiangan, Bitu, Ligauwe areas, northern Luzon, Philippines

LCSH: Ifugao (Philippine people)


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