Ayrout, Henry Habib. The Fellaheen

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Title: The Fellaheen

Published By: Cairo: R. Schindler, 1945. 179 p., 4 plates

By line: Henry Habib Ayrout ; Translated by Hilary Wayment ; with a foreword by M. Taher Pasha

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Fellahin (MR13)

Subjects: Ethos (181); Community structure (621); Cultural identity and pride (186); Historical reconstruction (174); History (175); Tillage (241); Special crops (249); Norms (183); Sociocultural trends (178); Dependencies (636); Water supply (312); Population (161); Composition of population (162); Community heads (622); Ethnic stratification (563); Real property (423); Taxation and public income (651); Land use (311); Renting and leasing (427); Classes (565); Domesticated animals (231); Cereal agriculture (243); Settlement patterns (361); General character of religion (771); Theological systems (779);

Abstract: This volume by a Catholic priest of Syrian birth is primarily a study of the ethos and psychology of the Egyptian peasant. In addition to the penetrating analysis and insight into Fellahin mentality there is also much detailed information on agriculture, diet, social groupings, ingroup antagonisms, home life and the Fellahin as an individual. The final sections deal with social conditions and poverty among the Fellahin and the efforts which have been made by both the Egyptian government and private individuals to alleviate these conditions and improve the socio-economic status of the Fellahin. Although it is a general book on the Fellahin the information seems to have been gathered mostly from Lower and Middle Egypt and to lesser extent from Upper Egypt.

Document Number: 3

Document ID: mr13-003

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Translation of Fellahs, a revised edition of Mœurs et coutumes des fellahs.

Field Date: ca. 1935

Evaluation: Clergyman-5

Analyst: Robert J. Theodoratus ; 1962

Coverage Date: 1935-1945

Coverage Place: Egypt

LCSH: Peasantry--Egypt//Egypt--Social life and customs


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