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A Serbian Village

Halpern, Joel Martin

Published by Columbia University Press, New York, 1958
Condition: Very Good + + Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. xxii, 325 pp, foreword by Conrad M. Arensberg, preface, 1. The Setting; 2. Serbia and Orasac in the 19th Century; 3. Orasac Village Today; 4. Making a Living; 5. Shelter, Clothing, and Food; 6. Social Organization; 7. The Question of Class; 8. Life Cycle I; 9. Life Cycle II; 10. Religion, Holidays, and Folk Beliefs; 11. Government and the Village; 12. The Orasac Villager and the World Outside; 13. Some Thoughts on a Serbian Village; Glossary of Serbian Words Used in the Text; selected bibliography, index with b&w illustrations and photograph reproductions. Illustrated by Barbara Kerewsky Halpern. First Edition, 1958. "Living with a peasant family, the author observed at first hand the life of the village, which is closely regulated by the yearly agricultural cycle. Here is a colorful picture of the crafts, costumes, folk beleifs, religious and state holidays of the individuals who live in Orasac. He tells of kin ties and of household structure, and traces the historical background that has shaped village life, pointing out traces of the years of Turkish domination and of Western influences during the world wars. This was the first community study in English on Yugoslavia and one of the few works of social anthropology. Its description of a peasant community that has been only superficially touched by Tito's Communism will be of interest to all readers. As a study of an unfamiliar area by the methods of American anthropology, it will be valuable to specialists." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Inked name ffep. 1/2" to 1/8" chip along top edge spine with small chips along top edge rear panel, edge wear to bottom edge spine and 1" closed tear to bottom edge rear panel of same. Some brief underlinings pages 119-123, 128-132, 186-192, and 195-196, with lightly age-toned bottom and fore- text block edges, else, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and red top text block edge. Size: Large 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 004137

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Title: A Serbian Village

Publisher: Columbia University Press, New York

Publication Date: 1958

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Barbara Kerewsky Halpern

Book Condition: Very Good + +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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