Honour, Family and Patronage

Honour, Family and Patronage : [A Study of Institutions and Moral Values in a Greek Mountain Community]

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 134.6 x 203.2 x 20.3mm | 362.88g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • frontispiece, plates, map
  • 0195197569
  • 9780195197563
  • 2,171,924

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Honour, family, and patronage refer to the fundamental values and institutions of a traditional community of Sarakatsani shepherds in the Greek mountains. The community comprises six hundred mutually antagonistic and competing families whose members accept few moral obligations beyond the immediate family and a restricted circle of kin.
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"Excellent text for the study of kinship."--Elisha Renne, New York University
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