Book

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).

Abstract
This 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.
Subjects
Culture summary
culture
Turks
HRAF PubDate
2012
Region
Middle East
Sub Region
Middle East
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Types
Indigenous Person
Teacher
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Joan Steffens ; 1966-1967 ; Ian Skoggard; 2012
Coverage Date
not assigned
Coverage Place
Nürgüz village and area, central Turkey
Notes
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)'
LCCN
54004293
LCSH
Turkey--Description and travel
Turkey--Social life and customs