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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Abkhazia and the Abkhaz
Published By: Original publisher
Tiflis: [s.n.]. 1894. HRAF ms: 1-69 p. [Original: 1-59 p.]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
M. G. Dzhanashvili
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Artificial kin relationships (608);
Spirits and gods (776);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Approximately half of this document is concerned with the
religious beliefs of the Abkhaz; in particular, their deities, the prayers and ceremonies
honoring them, causes of illness and magical therapy, souls of the dead and fate. The
remainder presents general ethnographic information about social life (marriage, the
fosterage system of the upper class, etc.) and some notes on mortuary practices.
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.
Language: Language that the document is written in
English translation from Russian
Translation of: [Abkhaziya i abkhaztsy] Includes
bibliographical references Translated for the HRAF files by Aza Tugan and Elma Kasbek in
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 ; 1964-1967: 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).
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