Vreeland, Herbert Harold, 1920-. Mongol community and kinship structure

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Title: Mongol community and kinship structure

Published By: Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1973. x, 327 p.: ill., maps

By line: [by] Herbert Harold Vreeland, III

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2006. Computer File

Culture: Mongolia (AH01)

Subjects: Household (592); Kinship terminology (601); Kindreds and ramages (612); Kindreds and ramages (612); Lineages (613); Clans (614); Districts (634); Provinces (635); Taxation and public income (651); Prophets and ascetics (792);

Abstract: This is a study of Mongolian kinship structure based on interviews with informants living in the United States. Vreeland examines the social, political, economic and religious organization in the home communities of informant's from three Mongolian tribes: the Khalkha in western Mongolia, Chahar in Inner Mongolia, China, and the Dagor along the Nen Jiang (river), which divides Heilongjiang and Inner Mongolia, China. Vreeland accounts for their simlarities and differences; similarities in terms of a common ancestral stock and differences in terms of varying influences from the Chinese-Manchu state and Tibetan Buddhism (referred to as Lamaism). Vreeland argues for a common origin of kinship structure and through careful analysis of kinshhip terminology attempts to reconstruct a prototype kinship system and account for subsequent transformations.

Document Number: 16

Document ID: ah01-016

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Original ed. issued in series: Behavior science monographs.

Field Date: 1949-1952

Evaluation: Ethnographer; 5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard ; 2005

Coverage Date: 1000-1950

Coverage Place: Mongolia and Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang, China

LCSH: Mongolia


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