Mangin, Eugène. Essay on the manners and customs of the Mossi people in the western Sudan

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Title: Essay on the manners and customs of the Mossi people in the western Sudan

Published By: Paris: Augustin Challamel, 1921. HRAF ms: ii, 141 p. [original: xi, 116 p., 17 plates]: ill.

By line: Eugène Mangin

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Mossi (FA28)

Subjects: Traditional history (173); Descriptive somatology (142); Tillage (241); Annual cycle (221); Territorial hierarchy (631); Chief executive (643); Residence (591); Family relationships (593); Cult of the dead (769); Spirits and gods (776); Missions (797);

Abstract: Father Mangin, who lived among the Mossi for many years, mainly in the province of Koupela, and spoke the language fluently, based this account of Mossi customs and institutions primarily upon personal observations and interviews. The book contains information on the history, physical environment, economic life, political organization, marriage and family relations, life cycle, religious beliefs, and general characteristics of the Mossi people. The author's colonial and religious biases sometimes appear, though this work is regarded as a basic work on the Mossi.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: fa28-002

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English translation from French

Note: Translation of: [Les Mossi, Essai sur les us et coutumes du peuple Mossi au Soudan occidental]. Translated for the HRAF files by Ariane Brunel and Elliott Skinner.

Field Date: ca. 1910

Evaluation: Missionary-5

Analyst: Robert Lee ; 1959

Coverage Date: 1896-1910

Coverage Place: Burkina Faso

LCSH: Mossi (African people)

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