Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973. A final contribution to the study of Zande culture

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Title: A final contribution to the study of Zande culture

Published in: Africa -- Vol. 35

Published By: Africa -- Vol. 35 London: University of Oxford Press, 1965. 1-7 p.

By line: E. E. Evans-Pritchard

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Azande (FO07)

Subjects: History (175); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Magicians and diviners (791); Body alterations (304); Burial practices and funerals (764); Linguistic identification (197);

Abstract: In this short article, Evans-Pritchard discusses the historical origins of several Azande institutions: secret medicine societies, body mutilation and circumcision, burial and mortuary forms, and some vocabulary items. He argues that these traits, and perhaps many others as well, were not internal developments but probably derive from foreign contact and acculturation during the periods of Azande conquests and invasions. While his evidence for the derivation of these institutions is by no means conclusive of definitive, the fact that the Azande have had intensive external relations with other societies, through trade or warfare, at least indirectly supports the idea of acculturation.

Document Number: 67

Document ID: fo07-067

Document Type: journal article

Language: English

Field Date: 1927-1930

Evaluation: Social Anthropologist-5

Analyst: Gilbert Winer; 1968-1969

Coverage Date: ca. 1865 - ca. 1905

Coverage Place: Sudan

LCSH: Zande (African people)


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