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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Afigbo, A. E. (Adiele Eberechukwu)
Ropes of sand: studies in Igbo history and culture
Published By: Original publisher
Ibadan [Nigeria] ; New York: University Press in
association with Oxford University Press. 1981. xii, 387 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by A.E. Afigbo
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2003. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Traditional history (173);
Historical reconstruction (174);
External trade (439);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
External relations (648);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Afigbo has written several essays on the historical Igbo
including their origins (the Nsukka and Aro, in particular), expansion, cults, economy,
legends, slavery, and changes in land tenure and language during the colonial period. He
provides a native perspective on events and subjects that had been previously documented
and discussed European scholars. In many cases providing new insights and
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard ; 2001
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Igbo (African people)