Sieroszewski, Wacław, 1858-1945. The Yakut: an experiment in ethnographic research

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

Title: The Yakut: an experiment in ethnographic research

Published By: Original publisher Moskva: Assotsiatsiia 'Rossiiskaia polit. entsiklopediia'. 1993. xviii, 713 p. {HRAF Ms.: 1044 p.} {Incomplete} ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication V. L. Sieroszewski

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1997. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Yakut (RV02)

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Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is perhaps the classic ethnography on the Yakut, based on twelve years of research (1880-1892); the complete text translated from the Russian by HRAF. It includes comprehensive description of Yakut environment (flora and fauna), history, economy, social and political organization, kinship, literature, and religion. Written at atime when Yakut culture had changed under the influence of Russian administration, from nomadic, herding way of life to experimentations with agriculture, the author in various places surmises Yakut precontact way of life by analyzing language, customs, and kinship terminology. The work contains some evocative descriptions of marriage ceremonies, shamanic performances, climate, and childhood.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. rv02-001

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 translation from Russian

Note: Translation from the Russian of: IAkuty : opyt ethnograficheskogo issledovaniia.|The original Russian text is not included.|Originally published in 1896 Bibliography not included Translated from the Russian for HRAF.|Tables are not included

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1880-1892

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. Ian Skoggard ; 1996

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1600-1900

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Yakut (Turkic people)


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