Janašvili, Mose. Abkhazia and the Abkhaz

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Title: Abkhazia and the Abkhaz

Published By: Tiflis: [s.n.], 1894. HRAF ms: 1-69 p. [Original: 1-59 p.]

By line: M. G. Dzhanashvili

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Abkhazians (RI03)

Subjects: Artificial kin relationships (608); Classes (565); Spirits and gods (776); Eschatology (775); Burial practices and funerals (764); Mourning (765); Prayers and sacrifices (782);

Abstract: Approximately half of this document is concerned with the religious beliefs of the Abkhaz; in particular, their deities, the prayers and ceremonies honoring them, causes of illness and magical therapy, souls of the dead and fate. The remainder presents general ethnographic information about social life (marriage, the fosterage system of the upper class, etc.) and some notes on mortuary practices.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: ri03-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English translation from Russian

Note: Translation of: [Abkhaziya i abkhaztsy]. Translated for the HRAF files by Aza Tugan and Elma Kasbek in 1964-1967.

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Linguist-4

Analyst: Joan Steffens ; 1964-1967: John Beierle, 2007

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Abkhazia, Georgia

LCSH: Abkhazians


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