The Bambara of Ségou and Kaarta: an historical, ethnographical and literary study of a people of the French Sudan
émile Larose • Paris • Published In 1924 • Pages:
By: Monteil, Charles, Looney, Kathryn A..
AbstractThis work by a government administrator is considered one of the basic sources of information on the Bambara. It is primarily concerned with the history, beliefs, and social life of the people, with only incidental data on the material culture. From the author's descriptions, it is apparent that associations based on age grouping, religious cults, and secret societies are co-terminous; similarly, governmental and territorial control is exercised by the extended kinship group which the author terms 'clan' and which constitutes the community. As a result, data related to several aspects of the culture have often been assigned to only one of the principal categories. Chapter 7 of the original, which contains Bambara texts and their French translations, has not been processed for the file.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Western Africa
- Document Type
- Government Official-5
- George R. Bedell ; 1960
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Charles Monteil
- Translation of: [Les Bambara du Ségou et du Kaarta: étude Historique, Ethnographique et Littéraire d'une Peuplade du Soudan Français]
- Translated for the HRAF files by Kathryn A. Looney in 1960
- Bambara (African people)