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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph von, 1909-
Himalayan traders: life in highland Nepal
Published By: Original publisher
London: John Murray. 1975. i-xvi, 1-105, 286-313 p. ill.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2004. 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
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Pastoral activities (233);
Woven and other interworked fabrics (286);
Normal garb (291);
Clothing manufacture (294);
Settlement patterns (361);
Production and supply (433);
External trade (439);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This work is a sequel to the author's book, THE SHERPAS OF
NEPAL (1: Fürer-Haimendorf). The present source covers subjects not discussed in the
previous study, such as settlement patterns, the farming economy, trade, crafts, tourism,
and social and political change. Much emphasis here is on the effects of agriculture,
animal husbandry, and trade on the Sherpa economy. Chapter 3 provides some rather
interesting data on the employment of Sherpas as mountaineering and tourist guides by
foreign nationals. Several chapters deal with other non-Sherpa populations of Nepal and
have not been processed (chapters 5-7).
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
Includes bibliographical references Pages included:
i-xvi, 1-105, 286-313
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.
John Beierle ; 1991
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)
Khumbu region, Nepal
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Sherpa (Nepalese people)