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The Resource Oral tradition as history, Jan Vansina

Oral tradition as history, Jan Vansina

Label
Oral tradition as history
Title
Oral tradition as history
Statement of responsibility
Jan Vansina
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
EYM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vansina, Jan
Dewey number
960
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
D16
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oral tradition
  • History
  • Oral tradition
  • Africa
  • Tradition orale
  • Histoire
  • Tradition orale
  • Afrique
  • HISTORY
  • History
  • Methodology
  • Oral tradition
  • Africa
  • Mündliche Überlieferung
  • Mondelinge geschiedenis (wetenschap)
  • Methodologie
Summary expansion
Jan Vansinas 1961 book, Oral Tradition , was hailed internationally as a pioneering work in the field of ethno-history. Originally published in French, it was translated into English, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and Hungarian. Reviewers were unanimous in their praise of Vansinas success in subjecting oral traditions to intense functional analysis.<br /> Now, Vansinawith the benefit of two decades of additional thought and researchhas revised his original work substantially, completely rewriting some sections and adding much new material. The result is an essentially new work, indispensable to all students and scholars of history, anthropology, folklore, and ethno-history who are concerned with the transmission and potential uses of oral material.<br /><br />Those embarking on the challenging adventure of historical fieldwork with an oral community will find the book a valuable companion, filled with good practical advice. Those who already have collected bodies of oral material, or who strive to interpret and analyze that collected by others, will be forced to subject their own methodological approaches to a critical reexamination in the light of Vansinas thoughtful and provocative insights. ... For the second time in a quarter of a century, we are profoundly in the debt of Jan Vansina. Research in African Literatures <br /><br />Oral Traditions as History is an essential addition to the basic literature of African history. American Historical Review
Label
Oral tradition as history, Jan Vansina
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-245) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Oral Tradition as Process -- 2. Performance, Tradition, and Text -- 3. Getting the Message -- 4. The Message is a Social Product -- 5. The Message Expresses Culture -- 6. Tradition as Information Remembered -- 7. Oral Tradition Assessed -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
62207008
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299102142
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780299102142
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62207008
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Oral tradition as history, Jan Vansina
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-245) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Oral Tradition as Process -- 2. Performance, Tradition, and Text -- 3. Getting the Message -- 4. The Message is a Social Product -- 5. The Message Expresses Culture -- 6. Tradition as Information Remembered -- 7. Oral Tradition Assessed -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
62207008
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299102142
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780299102142
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62207008
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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