By Winifred S. Blackman
Blackman, a loved ones identify between anthropologists and Egyptologists alike, was once one of many first to assemble ethnographic facts in Egypt within the type of notes, drawings, photos, cine-film, and ethnographic items on topics starting from mulids and tattooing to start rituals. This e-book, first released in 1927, is testomony to the groundbreaking and helpful examine she conducted. via event won whereas residing for lengthy classes within the villages of higher Egypt, Blackman produced this entire description of the fellahin in higher Egypt because it used to be within the early years of the 20th century. topic components contain Egyptian villages, and agriculture, ladies and kids, customs attached with rites of passage, magic and superstitions, and Muslim sheikhs and Coptic saints. Blackman used to be within the strange place as a pupil of getting an curiosity in either Egyptology and anthropology, and this strange twin prestige not just won her appreciate in either fields, but additionally, coupled along with her gender, positioned her in a different place in her box of research: she was once capable of mix a data of old and sleek Egypt with the potential of entry to the feminine contributors of the agricultural groups in her examine. The Fellahin of higher Egypt is a useful resource for Egyptologists and all ethnoarchaeologists and anthropologists targeting Egypt, and should make attention-grabbing analyzing for all people with an curiosity within the tradition and social heritage of rural Egypt.
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A MUEDDIN RIDING HOME WITH HIS GlFT OF FlRST-FRUITS 101. A SICKLE 102. CARRYING CORN TO THE THRESHING-FLOOR 103. THRESHING WITH THE NORAG 104. CARRYING AWAY THE STRAW 105. HARVESTING-FORK 106. WINNOWING 107. A HARVESTER WITH HIS WAGES IN THE FORM OF A SHEAF OF CORN 108. A FERRY-BOAT 109. THRESHING WITH A STICK no. WOMAN WINNOWING WITH THE HANDS 111. A HAND-MILL 112. A CELEBRATED SHEIKH AND MAGICIAN 113. THE WOMAN WHO is POSSESSED BY THE SHEIKH MUHAMMED 114. THE FEMALE MAGICIAN WHO HAS FIVE FAMILIARS 115.
PALM-BRANCHES PLAITED INTO VARIOUS SHAPES, USED IN A COPTIC CHURCH ON PALM SUNDAY 150. WlFE, ACCOMPANIED BY WAILING WOMEN, AT THE GRAVE OF HER DEAD HUSBAND ON THE FESTIVAL OF YOM EL-GHITAS (D. J. V. Forster} 151. FEMALE SWEET-SELLER WITH HER TRADE-SIGN (D. J. V. Forster} 152. A POET RECITING ON THE (D. J. [Forster} FESTIVAL OF YoM 213 214 215 2l6 217 219 221 228 229 234 236 241 243 245 253 254 254 255 257 258 260 261 262 264 265 EL-GHITAS ' 266 THE FELLAHIN OF UPPER EGYPT FIG. 153. 154. 155. 156.
A MONASTERY DEDICATED TO ST GEORGE 147. A CEMETERY CROWDED WITH VISITORS ON THE DAY OF THE LITTLE FESTIVAL 148. R^M TO BE SACRIFICED AT THE GREAT FESTIVAL IN ACCOMPLISHMENT OF A Vow 149. PALM-BRANCHES PLAITED INTO VARIOUS SHAPES, USED IN A COPTIC CHURCH ON PALM SUNDAY 150. WlFE, ACCOMPANIED BY WAILING WOMEN, AT THE GRAVE OF HER DEAD HUSBAND ON THE FESTIVAL OF YOM EL-GHITAS (D. J. V. Forster} 151. FEMALE SWEET-SELLER WITH HER TRADE-SIGN (D. J. V. Forster} 152. A POET RECITING ON THE (D. J. [Forster} FESTIVAL OF YoM 213 214 215 2l6 217 219 221 228 229 234 236 241 243 245 253 254 254 255 257 258 260 261 262 264 265 EL-GHITAS ' 266 THE FELLAHIN OF UPPER EGYPT FIG.