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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Essay on the manners and customs of the Mossi people in the
Published By: Original publisher
Paris: Augustin Challamel. 1921. HRAF ms: ii, 141 p.
[original: xi, 116 p., 17 plates] ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2009. 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);
Descriptive somatology (142);
Annual cycle (221);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Chief executive (643);
Family relationships (593);
Cult of the dead (769);
Spirits and gods (776);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Father Mangin, who lived among the Mossi for many years,
mainly in the province of Koupela, and spoke the language fluently, based this account of
Mossi customs and institutions primarily upon personal observations and interviews. The
book contains information on the history, physical environment, economic life, political
organization, marriage and family relations, life cycle, religious beliefs, and general
characteristics of the Mossi people. The author's colonial and religious biases sometimes
appear, though this work is regarded as a basic work on the Mossi.
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 Mossi, Essai sur les us et
coutumes du peuple Mossi au Soudan occidental] Translated for the HRAF files by Ariane
Brunel and Elliott Skinner
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.
Robert Lee ; 1959
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
Mossi (African people)