Seligman, C. G. (Charles Gabriel), 1873-1940. Pagan tribes of the Nilotic Sudan

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Title: Pagan tribes of the Nilotic Sudan

Published By: London: George Routledge and Sons Ltd., 1932. i-xv, 37-105: ill., maps

By line: C. G. Seligman and Brenda Z. Seligman

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Shilluk (FJ23)

Subjects: Cultural identity and pride (186); Ethos (181); Settlement patterns (361); Household (592); Community structure (621); Lineages (613); Ethnozoology (825); Mythology (773); Territorial hierarchy (631); Classes (565); General character of religion (771);

Abstract: The materials in this document provide a good overall account of Shilluk culture based primarily on the authors' own fieldwork with supplementary materials drawn from other accounts. While the treatment is necessarily brief it is comprehensive and covers all aspects of Shilluk culture except for technology and material culture. The authors appear to rely on informants' statements about Shilluk culture and traditions and to depend on this rather than on personal observation or investigation. As a result the normative aspects of culture are stressed and there is little information on variability or on day to day life. The authors were social anthropologists.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: fj23-002

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English

Note: Only pages dealing with the Shilluk, i-xv and 37-105, are included in this collection.

Field Date: 1909-1910

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Betty Potash ; 1960

Coverage Date: 1900-1932

Coverage Place: Sudan

LCSH: Shilluk (African people)


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