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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Bell, Charles Alfred, Sir, 1870-1945
The people of Tibet
Published By: Original publisher
Oxford, England: Clarendon Press. 1928. xix, 319 p. ill.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Sir Charles Bell
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
Culture summary (105);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The author was the British political representative in
Tibet, Bhutan and Sikkim from 1904-1921. Bell knew the Tibetans well. This document
contains information on the mode of life of peasants and shepherds, the robber class, the
beggars, and the nobility. Daily activities, material culture, position of women, economic
activities, recreations, marriage customs, children and their mode of life and education,
food burial customs, and many other aspects of the Tibetan culture are fully discussed.
Particularly notable are the two chapters dealing with the ceremonial and etiquette so
important in Tibetan life. Mr. Bell's book is distinctive not only for its
complete-as-possible account of the Tibetans but also for its very sympathetic and
understanding treatment of a people whom he knew so intimately. Parts of the book have been
indexed for the Nepal, Bhutan, and Sikkim collections.
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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.
Ruth Heffner ; 1953
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