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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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Ifugao law

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

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication R. F. Barton

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1998. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Ifugao (OA19)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF 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: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. oa19-002

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1908-1914

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. G. S. Vescelius ; 1955-1974

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1908-1914

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Kiangan, Bitu, Ligauwe areas, northern Luzon, Philippines

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ifugao (Philippine people)


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