A village in Anatolia
Vallentine, Mitchell and Co., Ltd. • London • Published In 1954 • Pages:
By: Makal, Mahmut, Deedes, Wyndham Henry, Sir, Stirling, Arthur Paul, Thomas, Lewis V. (Lewis Victor).
AbstractThis source is a translation of the main portions of two books originally published in Turkey: Bizim Köy (Our Village), 1950, and Köyümden (From My Village), 1952. The author, a young village schoolteacher, was a graduate from the Village Institute (see document no.6) and began teaching in the village of Nürgüz (near his home village of Demirji). Makal's writings are literary impressions of village life as he knew it in Central Anatolia, after a time of famine. Although many topics are touched on, those covered in more depth are village living conditions; attitudes toward schools and teachers (and toward change in general); religious beliefs and practices; status of women; and local government and justice.
- HRAF PubDate
- Middle East
- Sub Region
- Middle East
- Document Type
- Indigene, Teacher-5
- Joan Steffens ; 1966-1967 ; Ian Skoggard; 2012
- Coverage Date
- not assigned
- Coverage Place
- Nürgüz village and area, central Turkey
- Mahmut Makal ; translated from the Turkish by Sir Wyndham Deedes, with a foreword by Lewis V. Thomas ; and edited by Paul Stirling
- 'Consists of the main portions of Bizim koy (Our village)... and of Koyumden (From my village)'
- Turkey--Description and travel
- Turkey--Social life and customs