Blackman, Winifred S. (Winifred Susan), 1872-1950. The fellāhīn of Upper Egypt: their social and industrial life today with special reference to survivals from ancient times

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The fellāhīn of Upper Egypt: their social and industrial life today with special reference to survivals from ancient times

Published By: Original publisher London: George G. Harrap & Company Ltd.. 1927. 331 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Winifred S. Blackman

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Fellahin (MR13)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Settlement patterns (361); Domesticated animals (231); Tillage (241); Outbuildings (343); Water supply (312); Ethos (181); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Property offenses (685); Mythology (773); Revelation and divination (787); Family relationships (593); Division of labor by gender (462); Regulation of marriage (582); Normal garb (291); Status, role, and prestige (554); Spirits and gods (776); Theory of disease (753); Regulation of marriage (582); Arranging a marriage (584); Conception (842); Eschatology (775); Burial practices and funerals (764); Priesthood (793); Division of labor by gender (462); Ceramic technology (323); Ethnic stratification (563); Labor and leisure (461); Division of labor by gender (462);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This volume is a general ethnography of the Fellahin of Upper Egypt. In general it is a very detailed and precise account. It is particularly rich on rites of passage, folk religion, technology and material culture, magic, beliefs about the soul, rituals and general economic life. The final chapter is devoted to a comparison of certain aspects of modern Fellahin culture to that of ancient Egypt in order to show cultural conservatism and continuity in the Nile Valley.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. mr13-002

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1920-1926

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 Ethnologist-5

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). 1920-1927

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Egypt

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Peasantry--Egypt//Egypt--Social life and customs


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