Oyler, D. S.. The Shilluk peace ceremony

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Title: The Shilluk peace ceremony

Published in: Sudan notes and records -- Vol. 3

Published By: Sudan notes and records -- Vol. 3 Khartoum: [s.n.], 1920. 296-299 p.

By line: D. S. Oyler

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

Culture: Shilluk (FJ23)

Subjects: Ingroup antagonisms (578); Judicial authority (692); Peacemaking (728); Crime (674); Offenses against life (682); Sanctions (681); Social control (626); Inter-community relations (628); Chief executive (643); Community heads (622);

Abstract: The author describes the settlement of a feud which he witnessed while serving as a missionary among the Shilluk. He discusses the role of the king, district chief, and neighboring chieftains in bringing about peace as well as the ceremonies of peace making. There are indications throughout the account that the king and chiefs serve primarily as mediators without enforcement powers since feuding factions can refuse to settle the dispute.

Document Number: 14

Document ID: fj23-014

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: ca. 1918

Evaluation: Missionary-5

Analyst: Betty Potash ; 1960

Coverage Date: 1900-1920

Coverage Place: Sudan

LCSH: Shilluk (African people)


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