Antal Vermes is a pseudonym for a villager I have known since 1976. However, thedata for this chapter were mostly collected in short annual fieldtrips in the period 1990. 1993. An earlier version was read at a seminar at the London School of Economics in November 1993. I am also grateful for comments and advice to Mihaly Sarkany, Nigel Swain, and Katalin Kovacs.