Honour, Family and Patronage : [A Study of Institutions and Moral Values in a Greek Mountain Community]
- Paperback | 416 pages
- 134.6 x 203.2 x 20.3mm | 362.88g
- 05 Sep 2000
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- Revised ed.
- frontispiece, plates, map
Back cover copy
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.
"Excellent text for the study of kinship."--Elisha Renne, New York University