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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Durham, M. E. (Mary Edith), 1863-1944
Some tribal origins, laws, and customs of the Balkans
Published By: Original publisher
London: George Allen and Unwin. 1928. 176 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
M. E. Durham
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
Tribe and nation (619);
Extended families (596);
Theological systems (779);
Offenses against life (682);
Decorative art (531);
Personal grooming (302);
Body alterations (304);
Revelation and divination (787);
Magical and mental therapy (755);
Medical therapy (757);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
In this volume the author has reworked the materials in
many of her earlier monographs and papers on Albania, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia.
Although the data is presented in a folkloristic framework this does not detract from its
value and reliability. The best sections are those on tribal groupings in Northern Albania
and Montenegro, law and blood feuds, rites of passage, sorcery and witchcraft and on
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-314) and
index pages 35-62, 77-120, 132-151, 157-190, 215-242 were not processed for the files
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 J. Theodoratus ; 1962
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
Albanians//Tribes--Balkan Peninsula// Balkan Peninsula--Social
life and customs