Mangin, Eugène. Essay on the manners and customs of the Mossi people in the western Sudan

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

Title: Essay on the manners and customs of the Mossi people in the western Sudan

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 Eugène Mangin

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. Mossi (FA28)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Traditional history (173); Descriptive somatology (142); Tillage (241); Annual cycle (221); Territorial hierarchy (631); Chief executive (643); Residence (591); Family relationships (593); Cult of the dead (769); Spirits and gods (776); Missions (797);

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 2

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. fa28-002

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 translation from French

Note: 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 ca. 1910

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 Missionary-5

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). 1896-1910

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mossi (African people)


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