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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Grodekov, Nikolaĭ Ivanovich, 1843-1913
The Kazakhs and Kirgiz of the Syr-Darya Oblast
Published By: Original publisher
Tashkent: The Typolithography of S. I. Lakhtin. 1889. HRAF
MS: vii, 277 p. [original: vi, 298 p.]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By N. I. Grodekov
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Literary texts (539);
Kin relationships (602);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The author, a Russian general who participated in the
conquest of Turkestan under von Kaufman, was later governor of the Syr-Darya district.
During his administration he initiated a program for the collection of Kazakh customary
laws through personal interviews and the recording of native court decisions. The present
volume includes materials on the kinship system, family relationships, property laws,
marriage customs, social and legal norms, and a collection of over six hundred proverbs.
The researcher will find much information on the social and economic life of the Kazakhs as
well as the impact of Russian conquest upon the native judicial customs in this
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
English translation from Russian
Translation of: [Kirgizy i Karakirgizy Syr-Dar'inskoi?
Oblasti]|The original Russian text is included in this database but is not indexed for
subjects Translated for the HRAF files by Barbara Krader|The supplements (pp. 1-205) in the
Russian original have been omitted in the translation
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Robert Lee ; 1956: John Beierle; 2010
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Syr Darya region, Central Asia
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings