Richards, Audrey Isabel, 1899-. The political system of the Bemba tribe: North-Eastern Rhodesia

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Title: The political system of the Bemba tribe: North-Eastern Rhodesia

Published in: African political systems, edited by M. Fortes and E. E. Evans-Pritchard

Published By: African political systems, edited by M. Fortes and E. E. Evans-Pritchard London, New York [etc.]: Pub. for the International Institute of African Languages & Cultures by the Oxford University Press, H. Milford, 1940. 83-120 p.

By line: by Audrey I. Richards

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1997. Computer File

Culture: Bemba (FQ05)

Subjects: Territorial hierarchy (631); Government institutions (640);

Abstract: This essay is a highly compressed study of the Bemba political system. The author at the time, was a Reader in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The essay discusses the inter-relationships of the Bemba political organization, kinship structure and religious practices. It analyzes systematically the bases of authority, functions of leadership, and the machinery of government. The final portion is devoted to a description and analysis of post-European changes.

Document Number: 7

Document ID: fq05-007

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Field Date: 1930-1934

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Robert Lee ; 1958

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Zambia

LCSH: Bemba (African people)

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