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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Deedes, Wyndham Henry, Sir
Stirling, Arthur Paul
Thomas, Lewis V. (Lewis Victor),
A village in Anatolia
Published By: Original publisher
London: Vallentine, Mitchell and Co., Ltd.. 1954. xviii,
190 p. ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Mahmut Makal ; translated from the Turkish by Sir Wyndham
Deedes, with a foreword by Lewis V. Thomas ; and edited by Paul Stirling
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
Culture summary (105);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source is a translation of the main portions of two
books originally published in Turkey: Bizim Köy (Our Village), 1950, and Köyümden (From My
Village), 1952. The author, a young village schoolteacher, was a graduate from the Village
Institute (see document no.6) and began teaching in the village of Nürgüz (near his home
village of Demirji). Makal's writings are literary impressions of village life as he knew
it in Central Anatolia, after a time of famine. Although many topics are touched on, those
covered in more depth are village living conditions; attitudes toward schools and teachers
(and toward change in general); religious beliefs and practices; status of women; and local
government and justice.
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
'Consists of the main portions of Bizim koy (Our
village)... and of Koyumden (From my village)'
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.
Joan Steffens ; 1966-1967 ; Ian Skoggard; 2012
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)
Nürgüz village and area, central
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Turkey--Description and travel//Turkey--Social life and