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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Monteil, Charles, 1870-1949
Looney, Kathryn A.
The Bambara of Ségou and Kaarta: an historical, ethnographical
and literary study of a people of the French Sudan
Published By: Original publisher
Paris: émile Larose. 1924. ii, 403 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. 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);
Property system (421);
Gift giving (431);
Personal names (551);
Regulation of marriage (582);
Religious offenses (688);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Ecstatic religious practices (786);
Humanistic studies (814);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This 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.
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
English translation from French
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
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.
George R. Bedell ; 1960
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
Bambara (African people)