Book

The Yakut: an experiment in ethnographic research

Assotsiatsiia 'Rossiiskaia polit. entsiklopediia'Moskva • Published In 1993 • Pages:

By: Sieroszewski, Wacław.

Abstract
This is perhaps the classic ethnography on the Yakut, based on twelve years of research (1880-1892); the complete text translated from the Russian by HRAF. It includes comprehensive description of Yakut environment (flora and fauna), history, economy, social and political organization, kinship, literature, and religion. Written at atime when Yakut culture had changed under the influence of Russian administration, from nomadic, herding way of life to experimentations with agriculture, the author in various places surmises Yakut precontact way of life by analyzing language, customs, and kinship terminology. The work contains some evocative descriptions of marriage ceremonies, shamanic performances, climate, and childhood.
culture
Yakut
HRAF PubDate
1997
Region
Asia
Sub Region
North Asia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
Ian Skoggard ; 1996
Coverage Date
1600-1900
Coverage Place
Sakha Republic, Russian Federation
Notes
V. L. Sieroszewski
Translation from the Russian of: IAkuty : opyt ethnograficheskogo issledovaniia.
The original Russian text is not included.
Originally published in 1896
Bibliography not included
Translated from the Russian for HRAF.
Tables are not included
LCCN
94158972
LCSH
Yakut (Turkic people)