Lotar, L.. Towards the codification of customary law

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Title: Towards the codification of customary law

Published in: Congo -- Vol. 8, pt. 1

Published By: Congo -- Vol. 8, pt. 1 Bruxelles: Goemaere, 1927. 72-75, 600-604 p. [incomplete]

By line: L. Lotar

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

Culture: Azande (FO07)

Subjects: External trade (439); Real property (423); Chief executive (643); History (175);

Abstract: Lotar in this short article gives a brief account of the beginnings of the ivory trade in Azande territory and analyzes the reasons for the chief’s monopoly of the traffic. In the second section, he describes the traditional Zande interpretation of property and property ownership and inheritance, demonstrating at the same time, the position of the chief vis-a-vis the traditional law.

Document Number: 42

Document ID: fo07-042

Document Type: component part(s) monograph

Language: English translation from French


This document consists of excerpts. Translation of: Pour la codification du droit coutumier. The original French text is not included

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: MC; 1950-1956

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Central African Republic

LCSH: Zande (African people)


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