Barth, Fredrik, 1928-. Nomads of South-Persia: the Basseri tribe of the Khamseh Confederacy

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Title: Nomads of South-Persia: the Basseri tribe of the Khamseh Confederacy

Published By: Oslo ; New York: University Press; Humanities Press, 1961. x, 159 p.: ill.

By line: Frederik Barth

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Basseri (MA10)

Subjects: Pastoral activities (233); Annual cycle (221); Settlement patterns (361); Community structure (621); Community heads (622); Chief executive (643); Territorial hierarchy (631); Social relationships and groups (571); Household (592); Marriage (580); Kin relationships (602);

Abstract: This book seeks to describe and analyze the social and economic organization of the Basseri of Fars province (Iran) in terms of a general ecological perspective. The focus is on the processes through which the Basseri organize nomadic herding and relate to one another as members of different households, herding units, camps, lineages (oulads), and tribal sections (tira). The book is based on ethnographic materials collected while the author was living with the Darbar tribal section of Basseri for seven months. The author also participated in this groups dramatic seasonal movements across different agro-ecological zones.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: ma10-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1957-1958

Evaluation: Social Anthropologist-5

Analyst: Teferi A. Adem; 2005

Coverage Date: 1957-1958

Coverage Place: Basseri, Fars Province, Iran

LCSH: Baseri tribe


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