Nadel, S. F. (Siegfried Frederick), 1903-1956. Nupe religion

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

Title: Nupe religion

Published By: Original publisher London: Routledge & Paul. 1954. x, 288 p., 16 plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by S. F. Nadel

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2014. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Nupe (FF52)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Religious beliefs (770); Revelation and divination (787); Organized ceremonial (796); Puberty and initiation (881); Magic (789); Magical and mental therapy (755); Medical therapy (757); Sorcery (754); Religious denominations (795); Congregations (794); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source is primarily a functional study of the religious life of the Nupe. The theology of the group is discussed thoroughly, then the ceremonial life, including rites of passage. Medical and mental therapies are next described. Finally, witchcraft and the measures against it are covered. This material is handled without reference to Islam in order to clarify the aboriginal situation. The final chapters take up the Islamization of Nupe and the practice of Islam within the tribe, and deal with the effects of other religions on Nupe as well. A section is also included on divination.

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. ff52-002

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

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1934-1936

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. James R. Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1934-1936

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Bida Emirate, Niger state, Nigeria

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Nupe (African people)--Religion.

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