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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Friedl, Ernestine, 1920-
Vasilika: a village in modern Greece
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1963. 18, 110 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2003. 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
Domesticated animals (231);
Pastoral activities (233);
Textile agriculture (248);
Normal garb (291);
Occupational specialization (463);
Gender status (562);
Mode of marriage (583);
Family relationships (593);
Nuclear family (594);
Kinship terminology (601);
Community structure (621);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is an account of village life in Vasilika, located in
the Boeotia region of central Greece. Vasilika was chosen by Friedl for her field study
because it seemed to show all possible indications of being a good, representative
cross-section of a rural village in Greece at that time. An able synthesis of the data is
presented, concentrating on the family and interpersonal relations. Data are given on the
village -- its physical setting and community organization; the family -- its economic
activities, standard of living, the dowry system and inheritance; and interpersonal
relations -- within the family, the village and the nation. The author also shows how the
traditional patterns of village life are being changed under urban influence, and how these
influences have established an irresistible attraction for the young men of the village.
The fieldwork upon which this source is based was conducted primarily in 1955-1956 (with
the assistance of Fulbright and Wenner-Gren Foundation grants), with very brief return
visits in the summer of 1959 and for two days in July 1961. The author, accompanied by her
husband who also contributed to the collection of field data, lived in the house of one of
the villagers while engaged in her study of Vasilika.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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Language: Language that the document is written in
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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.
John Beierle ; 1965-1966
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)
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