Blackman, Winifred S. (Winifred Susan), 1872-1950. The fellahin of Upper Egypt: their social and industrial life today with special reference to survivals from ancient times

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Title: The fellahin of Upper Egypt: their social and industrial life today with special reference to survivals from ancient times

Published By: London: George G. Harrap & Company Ltd., 1927. 331 p.: ill.

By line: Winifred S. Blackman

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

Culture: Fellahin (MR13)

Subjects: Settlement patterns (361); Domesticated animals (231); Tillage (241); Outbuildings (343); Water supply (312); Ethos (181); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Property offenses (685); Mythology (773); Revelation and divination (787); Family relationships (593); Division of labor by gender (462); Regulation of marriage (582); Normal garb (291); Status, role, and prestige (554); Spirits and gods (776); Theory of disease (753); Regulation of marriage (582); Arranging a marriage (584); Conception (842); Eschatology (775); Burial practices and funerals (764); Priesthood (793); Division of labor by gender (462); Ceramic technology (323); Ethnic stratification (563); Labor and leisure (461); Division of labor by gender (462);

Abstract: This volume is a general ethnography of the Fellahin of Upper Egypt. In general it is a very detailed and precise account. It is particularly rich on rites of passage, folk religion, technology and material culture, magic, beliefs about the soul, rituals and general economic life. The final chapter is devoted to a comparison of certain aspects of modern Fellahin culture to that of ancient Egypt in order to show cultural conservatism and continuity in the Nile Valley.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: mr13-002

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1920-1926

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Robert J. Theodoratus ; 1962

Coverage Date: 1920-1927

Coverage Place: Egypt

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

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