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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Breton, Raymond, 1609-1679
McKusick, Marshall Bassford, 1930-
Published By: Original publisher
A Avxerre: Par Gilles Bovqvet. 1665. HRAF ms: 2, 48 l.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By Raymond Breton
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Island Carib (ST13)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Food preparation (252);
Personal grooming (302);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
Kinship terminology (601);
Spirits and gods (776);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The source for this compilation is Breton's DICTIONAIRE
CARAIBE-FRANçOIS, MESLé DE QUANTITé DE REMARQUES HISTORIQUES POUR L'ESCLAIRCISSEMENT DE LA
LANGUE, Auxerre, 1665. The author of the original was a French missionary in the Lesser
Antilles who spent ninteen years among the Island Caribs, living the last five alone with
them in Dominica. His works were primary sources for many later writers. The translators,
graduate students in anthropology at Yale University, include information of a general
ethnographic nature, but exclude data on French colonization, lists of place names and
native terms of animals, and linguistic material, all of which may be readily gathered from
the facsimile text of the original. Religion and subsistence categories are more complete
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
English translation from French
Translation of: [Dictionaire caraibe-françois, meslé
de quantité de remarques historiques pour l'esclaircissement de la langue, compose par le
r.p. Raymond Breton]|A copy of a facsimile edition of DICTIONAIRE CARAIBE-FRANçOIS, MESLé
DE QUANTITé DE REMARQUES HISTORIQUES POUR L'ESCLAIRCISSEMENT DE LA LANGUE published in 1892
is included in the microfiche collection only and is not indexed for subjects Selected,
organized and translated for the HRAF files by Marshall McKusick and Pierre Verin in 1958
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.
George R. Bedell ; 1958
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Black Carib Indians