Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973. Cannibalism: a Zande text

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Title: Cannibalism: a Zande text

Published in: Africa -- Vol. 26

Published By: Africa -- Vol. 26 London: Oxford University Press, 1956. 73-74 p.

By line: E. E. Evans-Pritchard

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

Culture: Azande (FO07)

Subjects: Cannibalism (266); Literary texts (539);

Abstract: In this very short article, Evans-Pritchard records verbatim an Azande text on cannibalism taken from an elderly informant who presumably had reliable knowledge of Azande culture and society prior to the establishment of the Anglo-Egyptian administration over the Azande and the resultant formal suppression of cannibalism. Although the author does not offer annotation of the text or interpretation of cannibalism, the text itself reveals some insight into the nature of this institution.

Document Number: 66

Document ID: fo07-066

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, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Central African Republic

LCSH: Zande (African people)


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