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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Scott, James George, Sir, 1851-1935
The Burman: his life and notions
Published By: Original publisher
London: Macmillan and Co.. 1910. xii, 609 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Shway Yoe [pseud.]
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2012. 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
Cultural participation (184);
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Postnatal care (846);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Revelation and divination (787);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Education system (871);
Prophets and ascetics (792);
Theological systems (779);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Body alterations (304);
Gender status (562);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This standard reference work discusses most aspects of
Burmese life in considerable ethnographic detail. The author's career in the Burma
Political Service began in the days before the last Anglo-Burmese War and spanned a good
part of the time during which Burma was a British Indian Province. The data are most
complete for ceremonial, political and generally exotic aspects of Burmese life-less
adequate for the daily life of the ordinary citizen. However, actual behavior detail is
always the rule. The author's tendency to see British rule as an overwhelming improvement
in organized government and his tendency to treat chiefly the higher echelons of the old
native government obscure his objectivity in dealing with Burmese native government.
However, on the whole the book is remarkably free from bias, except in the chapters written
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.
Language: Language that the document is written in
'First edition ... 1882, second edition ... 1896,
third edition ... 1910'
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
1870s to 1909
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.
F. K. Lehman; 1955 ; Teferi A. Adem; 2011
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Burmese//Burma--Social life and customs