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Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph von 1909-1995

Overview
Works: 198 works in 793 publications in 6 languages and 10,260 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Nonfiction films  History  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor, Contributor, Publishing director, Other, Photographer, Creator, Recipient
Classifications: DS432.N3, 301.2954165
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Most widely held works by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf
The Konyak Nagas : an Indian frontier tribe by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sherpas of Nepal : Buddhist highlanders by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf( Book )

37 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morals and merit : a study of values and social controls in South Asian societies by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribes of India : the struggle for survival by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf( Book )

34 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in English and German and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One phenomenon inherent in the nature of the plural society of the Indian subcontinent is the coexistence often in a narrow space of populations varying greatly in the level of material and intellectual development. Confrontation and eventual harmonization are the two possible outcomes of such a state of affairs, and this book focusses on the social problems created by the mounting influence of economically advanced and politically powerful groups on autochthonous societies which persisted until recently in an archaic and in many respects primitive life-style. A full understanding of the disruption caused by this impact within the whole fabric of tribal life cannot be gained from generalizations embracing the totality of the forty millions of Indian tribal populations
The Apa Tanis and their neighbours : a primitive civilization of the eastern Himalayas by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf( Book )

27 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inhabiting a secluded valley in the Eastern Himalayas, the Apa Tanis remained virtually unknown to the outside world until 1944-45 when the author spent several months in their villages, studying their internal social structure as well as their political and economic relations with neighbouring tribes. The economy of the Apa Tanis, who knew neither the principle of animal traction nor the wheel, resembled that of certain Neolithic societies, but the methods used in the exploitation of their natural environment were far from primitive, and a developed agriculture enabled a population of some 2
Caste and kin in Nepal, India and Ceylon; anthropological studies in Hindu-Buddhist contact zones by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 1979 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Himalayan barbary by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf( Book )

28 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in 3 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Himalayan traders by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and Chinese and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Himalayan tribe : from cattle to cash by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forgotten kingdoms in Sumatra by F. M Schnitger( Book )

24 editions published between 1939 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and morality : essays in honour of Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and German and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Naked Nagas by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf( Book )

38 editions published between 1939 and 2004 in English and German and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asian highland societies in anthropological perspective by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expanded versions of papers, presented at a 1978 New Delhi seminar, on the Himalayan Region
The Gonds of Andhra Pradesh : tradition and change in an Indian tribe by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf( Book )

15 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribal populations and cultures of the Indian subcontinent by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to the anthropology of Nepa( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to the naked Nagas : an anthropologist's view of Nagaland 1936-1970 by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf( Book )

15 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aboriginal tribes of Hyderabad by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf( Book )

in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropology in the development process by Hari Mohan Mathur( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trading society of western Nepal( Visual )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made in 1972, this film is concerned with the traditional trans-Himalayan trade which links the relatively low-altitude, grain-growing regions of Nepal with high-altitude Tibet, the traditional source of most of the salt and wool imported by Nepal. It also provides information about and illustration of the ways of life and the history of the diverse peoples in the areas through which the trade passes. In the past the economy of the mountain areas depended on the trade and even now, in spite of recent economic and political changes in the area, the trade is still significant although much diminished in quantity. In medieval times western Nepal and the adjoining areas of Tibet were included within a kingdom ruled by the Malla dynasty, and the film begins at Dullu, once the southern capital of the Malla kings. Inscriptions on stone monuments standing among ordinary village houses contain the genealogies of the Malla kings and have made possible the reconstruction of the history of that part of western Nepal. The film follows the trade-route ascending from Dullu to Jumla, the head-quarters of a district of the same name. This district is the home of high-caste Hindus, who penetrated into the hills at the time of the Muslim invasions of Northern India. The film shows the villages and agricultural methods of these mountain peasants, and the section devoted to the Nepali-speaking Hindu farmers living at altitudes between 5,000 and 10,000 feet contains also a long sequence of a shamanistic performance with several shamans dancing in a state of trance. We are shown life on the banks of Lake Rara, the largest mountain lake in Nepal, where descendants of the former Jumla rajas have found refuge. A crossing by a rope-bridge of the Mugu Karnali river leads into the Humla region where Hindu castes have intermingled with Mongoloid populations influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. The area of Buddhist people of Tibetan speech and culture is reached at altitudes of 12,000 feet and above, and the film illustrates the daily life, farming and yak-herding activities and some ritual performances of these populations. The inauguration of a newly-reconstructed Buddhist temple (gompa), presided over by a Tibetan reincarnate lama, gives a brief view of typical lamaistic ritual of Mahayana Buddhism. The next section deals with a Bhotia village close to the Tibetan border. From the Nara Pass (16,000 feet) the camera looks into Tibet towards Taklakot, once an important trade mart and the winter capital of the Malla kingdom. The film shows the arrival of a Tibetan trading caravan consisting of hundreds of sheep and goats carrying bags of salt which are to be bartered for Nepalese rice and barley. There are also sequences of yak-caravans moving along perilous mountain paths. The rest of the film is devoted to the illustration of the streams I of trading groups moving before the onset of winter to the lower regions of Nepal and of their arrival in the broad valleys of the foothills. A short final sequence of a festival in the Kathmandu valley illustrates by way of contrast the diversity of the cultural pattern of Nepal from Kwakiutl consultants
 
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Tribes of India : the struggle for survival
Alternative Names
Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf antropoloog uit Oostenrijk (1909-1995)

Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf Austrian ethnologist

Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf österreichischer Ethnologe

Führer-Haimendorf, C. von

Fuhrer-Haimendorf, C. von 1909-1995

Führer-Haimendorf, Christoph von

Führer-Haimendorf, Christoph von 1909-1995

Führer von Haimendorff, Christoph

Fürer-Haimendorf, C. von 1909-1995

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Furer-Haimendorf, Christoph von 1909-1995

Haimendorf, Christoph Fürer- 1909-1995

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Haimendorf, Christoph von F.- 1909-1995

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Haimendorf Christoph von Fürer- 1909-1995

Von Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph

Von Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph 1909-

克里斯托夫·馮·菲雷爾-海門多夫

Languages
English (369)

German (11)

Chinese (4)

French (2)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

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The Apa Tanis and their neighbours : a primitive civilization of the eastern HimalayasTribal populations and cultures of the Indian subcontinent