Landes, A.. Notes on the customs and popular superstitions of the Annamese

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Notes on the customs and popular superstitions of the Annamese

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Excursions et Reconnaissances -- Vol. 3, no. 7

Published By: Original publisher Excursions et Reconnaissances -- Vol. 3, no. 7 Saigon: Imprimerie du Gouvernment. 1881. 137-148 p. [HRAF ms.: 15 p.]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] A. Landes

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Vietnamese (AM11)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Theory of disease (753); Luck and chance (777); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Revelation and divination (787); Magic (789); Premarital sex relations (836);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is one of a series of articles on Annamese customs which were published between 1880 and 1883. Landes was one-time mayor of Cholon, and the data for these articles evidently are the result of some years of experience and observation as a resident of Cochinchina. Landes seems to have been careful and objective and on the whole the data given here correspond with information found in other sources. The present article contains notes on a variety of subjects, including such things as smallpox, rituals for propitiating the spirits of the original owners of the land, assorted beliefs about luck, ideas about animals, bride-service, premarital sex relations, illegitimacy, etc.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 135

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. am11-135

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English translation from French

Note: Translation of: [Notes sur les moeurs et les superstitions populaires des Annamites] Translated from the French for Human Relations Area Files by A. Szogyi

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1880

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 Government Official-3

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Patricia H. Snyder ; 1953: John Beierle ; 2006

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca. 1880

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) southern (NAM BO) Vietnam

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Vietnamese


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