Bitiala

Alternative Titles:
Litigation
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Date:
2012
Date Created:
1970
Extent:
107 lines and 27 notes
Description:
This first-person account of an adultery case was dictated by an arbiter who assisted in the litigation, none other than master storyteller Ansulat Promon. The author's use of dramatic dialogue to recreate the trial gives the reader an on-the-scene view of the proceedings. Cultural features include divination in the form of a truth test. The account demonstrates the extreme politeness and respect with which arbiters remove shame and disharmony among the parties. Names have been changed to terms such as |iplaintiff|r (in parentheses), to protect the privacy of the participants.
Publication Status:
Preprint
Country:
Philippines
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Entry Number:
48703
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