Evans-Pritchard, Edward Evan, 1902-. The Sanusi of Cyrenaica

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Sanusi of Cyrenaica

Published By: Original publisher Oxford: At the Clarendon Press. 1949. viii, 240 p., plates maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication E. E. Evans-Pritchard

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Libyan Bedouin (MT09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Life history materials (159); History (175); Tribe and nation (619); Territorial hierarchy (631); External relations (648); Priesthood (793); Religious denominations (795);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source, with the exception of chapter 2 which deals with the tribal organization and certain aspects of the general ethnography of the Bedouin of Cyrenaica, is concerned primarily with the origin, development and cultural history of the Sanusi Order -- an Order of Sufis who are Sunni or orthodox Muslims -- within the Cyrenaican region of Libya. The author traces the development of the Order from its inception in 1837 by the Grand Sanusi Sayyid Muhammad bin Ali al-Sanusi through its religious-political role during the Italian-Sanusi wars and subsequent periods of peace (1911-1932) to its final collapse at the end of the second war in 1932. The author, a well-known anthropologist, had the opportunity to study this group during a period of approximately two years (1942-1944) while serving as Political Officer to the third British Military Administration of Cyrenaica.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. mt09-003

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 232-233) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1942-1944

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Government Official, Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1974

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1837-1932

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Cyrenaica, Libya

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Bedouins


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