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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Rattray, R. S. (Robert Sutherland),
Ashanti law and constitution
Published By: Original publisher
Oxford, England: Clarendon Press. 1929. xix, 420 p., 154
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Capt. R. S. Rattray, M.B.E., B.Sc. (Oxon.)
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
Form and rules of government (642);
Legal norms (671);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This volume, the third of Rattray's three major studies of
the Ashanti, traces the development of legal, political, and judicial institutions from
their origin in the simple family group under a house-father to their present-day function
in the territorial divisions under a paramount chief. Detailed data are provided for the
divisions of Asumegya, Bekwai, Juaben, Kokofu, Kumawu, Mampon, and Nsuta, and relationships
between the divisions and the central state are indicated. Specific legal norms, including
definitions of 'household' as opposed to 'tribal' offenses, property law, trial procedure,
and sanctions are discussed in the latter part of this volume.
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Component part(s), monograph
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Omitted from Files: pp. 410-420 A glossary will be
found in Glossary (104)
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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.
Mary L. Bartlett ; 1954
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LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Akan African people)