Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph von, 1909-. Himalayan traders: life in highland Nepal

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Title: Himalayan traders: life in highland Nepal

Published By: London: John Murray, 1975. i-xvi, 1-105, 286-313 p.: ill., maps [incomplete]

By line: [by] Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Sherpa (AK06)

Subjects: Acculturation and culture contact (177); Pastoral activities (233); Dairying (234); Tillage (241); Cordage (283); Woven and other interworked fabrics (286); Normal garb (291); Clothing manufacture (294); Settlement patterns (361); Production and supply (433); External trade (439); Labor supply and employment (464);

Abstract: This work is a sequel to the author's book, THE SHERPAS OF NEPAL (1: Fürer-Haimendorf). The present source covers subjects not discussed in the previous study, such as settlement patterns, the farming economy, trade, crafts, tourism, and social and political change. Much emphasis here is on the effects of agriculture, animal husbandry, and trade on the Sherpa economy. Chapter 3 provides some rather interesting data on the employment of Sherpas as mountaineering and tourist guides by foreign nationals. Several chapters deal with other non-Sherpa populations of Nepal and have not been processed (chapters 5-7).

Document Number: 2

Document ID: ak06-002

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English

Note: Pages included: i-xvi, 1-105, 286-313.

Field Date: 1953-1972

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1991

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Khumbu region, Nepal

LCSH: Sherpa (Nepalese people)


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