Janashia, N. S.. The Religious beliefs of the Abkhasians

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

Title: The Religious beliefs of the Abkhasians

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Georgica -- Vol. 1, nos. 4 and 5

Published By: Original publisher Georgica -- Vol. 1, nos. 4 and 5 Hertford, England: The Georgian Historical Society. 1937. 117-153 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication N. S. Janashia

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Abkhazians (RI03)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Spirits and gods (776); Organized ceremonial (796); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Magic (789); Literary texts (539);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article represents a revision in 1914 of materials collected ca. 1900 in the village of Adzvibzha in southern Abkhasia (the province of Abzhua). The author describes the gods of the Abkhaz and the religious ceremonies connected with them. The discussion follows the established order of church festivals, centering around the four chief holidays of the year (the New Year, Easter, the Assumption, and Christmas).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. ri03-003

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: This is a translation of the article published in 'Khristianski Vostok+, The Christian East, Petrograd, 1915, vol. iv, No. 1, pp. 72-112. Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1900

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 Indigene-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Joan Steffens ; 1963: John Beierle; 2007

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1890-1900

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Village of Adzvibzha, Abkhaz Republic, Georgia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Abkhazians


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