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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Le Herissé, A.
L'Ancien Royaume du Dahomey
Published By: Original publisher
Paris: Émile LaRose, libraire-éditeur. 1911. 384 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
par A. Le Herissé
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2016. 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);
Verbal arts (5310);
Visual arts (5311);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Tribe and nation (619);
Chief executive (643);
External relations (648);
Judicial authority (692);
Trial procedure (695);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Cult of the dead (769);
General character of religion (771);
Spirits and gods (776);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Written by a colonial administrator early in the 20th
century, this monograph covers a variety of topics including a history of the Dahomey kings
and conquests from the first king (1625 ) to the French conquest (1898), administrative and
justice systems, army, state revenue, religion, ancestral cult, family, marriage,
childhood, property, legends, and fine art. Appendices include Dahomey reckoning of time
and seasons, building and palace architectural plans, fetish objects, list of festishes of
the tribes which made up the Dahomey Kingdom. The book is illustrated with photos and
palace bas-reliefs depicting martial triumphs and royal insignia.
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
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; 2014
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
Fon (African people)