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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Douglass, William A.
Death in Murelaga: funerary ritual in a Spanish Basque
Published By: Original publisher
Seattle ; London: University of Washington. 1969. 14, 240
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] William A. Douglass
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Incorporeal property (424);
Highways and bridges (491);
Gender status (562);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Mode of marriage (583);
Kindreds and ramages (612);
Community structure (621);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Cult of the dead (769);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a study of funerals, mourning, and memorials in the
Spanish Basque town of Murélaga. The author very elegantly shows the relationships and
interaction among Catholic dogma and ritual, local funerary customs, and the social
structure of Murélaga. This important source focuses on the beliefs, practices, and
institutions surrounding death to arrive at an insightful understanding of the local social
structure, with special emphasis on the central role played by individual
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-234) and
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Jan.-Aug. 1965 ; summer of 1966 (2 months)
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.
Christopher Latham ; 1990-1991
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)
Murélaga, Vizcaya, Spain
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings