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THE DAUGHTER OF ABD SALAM : The Story of a Peasant Woman of Palestine

Fitch, Florence Mary; [& Granqvist, Hilda ?]

Published by Bruce Humphries, Boston, MA, 1934
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Text/AS NEW, showing faint margin discoloration. Marblized boards/NF w/edge rubs. DJ/None. Frontispiece under tissue; of the some 27 b/w plates, some 14 show triangular publisher's binders glue shaows. The first edition of this book is copyrighted 1930: one is unable to determine how this "New Edition", which contains the same number of pages, differs from that one. "Seven months spent in Palestine [1926-1927] gave frequent opportunity to visit the Arab villages. There I saw the life of the people as it is today and as it has been in large measure for three or more thousand years. The story of Sitte [the daughter of the book's title] embodies my findings. Every incident is one which I saw or heard or which was reported to me first hand. Every character has a prototype among my Arab acquaintances. I acknowledge my indebtedness to the sturdy, simple fellahin who welcomed me to their homes and and their festivities; also to Louisa Baldensperger, who has spent a long life among them, and to Hilma Granqvist, the Finnish scholar, whose study of peasant villages is yielding significant results. These women helped me to understand what I saw and gave me confidence in presenting this sketch as true to the life it seeks to portray." [Foreword] "These women" -- Granqvist especially -- did a bit more than that: they provided the village (unnamed in the book), which was Artas; they may have provided the narrator -- the woman called Sitte in the color Frontispiece here is a ringer of a woman who appears in Granqvist's photographs --; they provided a story line, which mirrors the research on such customs as infanticide done by Granqvist in Atras (1925-1931), a byproduct of her ethnohnographic studies of Palestinian Arab women; and likely provided some, if not most, of the photographs, since the best of them are in Granqvist's textured style. 75 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 204147

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Title: THE DAUGHTER OF ABD SALAM : The Story of a ...

Publisher: Bruce Humphries, Boston, MA

Publication Date: 1934

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: [Hilda Granqvist (Photographer?)

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: New Edition

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