Scott, James George, Sir, 1851-1935. The Burman: his life and notions

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Chapter I First Years

Chapter Ii School Days

Chapter Iii Buddhist Baptism

Chapter Iv Life In The Monastery

Chapter V Tattooing

Chapter Iv Ear-boring

Chapter Vii Marriage

Chapter Viii Domestic Life

Chapter Ix The House And Its Belongings

Chapter X The Earth And Its Beginning

Chapter Xi The Ladder Of Existence

Chapter Xii The Noble Order Of The Yellow Robe

Chapter Xiii The Monasteries

Chapter Xiv Schismatics

Chapter Xv Pagodas

Chapter Xvi The Legend Of The Rangoon Pagoda

Chapter Xvii Images

Chapter Xviii Bells

Chapter Xix A Pagoda Feast

Chapter Xx Duty Days

Chapter Xxi The End Of Lent

Chapter Xxii Nats And Spirit-worship

Chapter Xxiii Rice Cultivation

Chapter Xxiv A Gracious Ploughing

Chapter Xxv A Harvest Feast

Chapter Xxvi Silk-growing

Chapter Xxvii Lacquer Ware

Chapter Xxviii Ngapi

Chapter Xxix Plays

Chapter Xxx Dancing

Chapter Xxxi Music And Songs

Chapter Xxxii The Tawadeintha Feast

Chapter Xxxiii A Sôndawgyi Feast

Chapter Xxxiv A Work Of Merit

Chapter Xxxv The New Year's Feast

Chapter Xxxvi A Boat-race

Chapter Xxxvii Chess

Chapter Xxxviii Games

Chapter Xxxix Lucky And Unlucky Days

Chapter Xl The Butterfly Spirit

Chapter Xli Cholera Specifics

Chapter Xlii Making Gold

Chapter Xliii Sumptuary Laws And Etiquette 1

Chapter Xliv Wizards, Doctors, And Wise Men

Chapter Xlv Slaves And Outcasts

Chapter Xlvi Forming The National Character

Chapter Xlvii The Lord Of The Celestial Elephant And Of Many White Elephants

Chapter Xlviii King Thibaw

Chapter Xlix King Thibaw

Chapter L King Thibaw

Chapter Li The Palace

Chapter Lii The Lord White Elephant

Chapter Liii Ministers Of State

Chapter Liv The Burmese Army

Chapter Lv Judicial Administration

Chapter Lvi Revenue System

Chapter Lvii Land Tenure

Chapter Lviii Mandalay And Rangoon

Chapter Lix Eras, Computation Of Time, Weight, Etc.

Chapter Lx The Language

Chapter Lxi Selections From The Literature

Mingala-thut, The Buddhist Beatitudes, Or Chapter Of Blessings

Chapter Lxii Stray Notes

Chapter Lxiii A Pôngyi Byan

Chapter Lxiv Death And Burial

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Title: The Burman: his life and notions

Published By: London: Macmillan and Co., 1910. xii, 609 p.

By line: Shway Yoe [pseud.]

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Burmans (AP04)

Subjects: Cultural participation (184); Cultural identity and pride (186); Childbirth (844); Ethnophysics (822); Postnatal care (846); Sorcery (754); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Status, role, and prestige (554); Revelation and divination (787); Sacred objects and places (778); Education system (871); Prophets and ascetics (792); Theological systems (779); Eschatology (775); Organized ceremonial (796); Poverty (735); Magic (789); Adulthood (885); Body alterations (304); Marriage (580); Gender status (562); Ethnopsychology (828); Mythology (773);

Abstract: This standard reference work discusses most aspects of Burmese life in considerable ethnographic detail. The author's career in the Burma Political Service began in the days before the last Anglo-Burmese War and spanned a good part of the time during which Burma was a British Indian Province. The data are most complete for ceremonial, political and generally exotic aspects of Burmese life-less adequate for the daily life of the ordinary citizen. However, actual behavior detail is always the rule. The author's tendency to see British rule as an overwhelming improvement in organized government and his tendency to treat chiefly the higher echelons of the old native government obscure his objectivity in dealing with Burmese native government. However, on the whole the book is remarkably free from bias, except in the chapters written during 1880-81.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: ap04-002

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: 'First edition ... 1882, second edition ... 1896, third edition ... 1910'.

Field Date: 1870s to 1909

Evaluation: Government Official-5

Analyst: F. K. Lehman; 1955 ; Teferi A. Adem; 2011

Coverage Date: 1870-1910

Coverage Place: Burma

LCSH: Burmese//Burma--Social life and customs


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