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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Nadel, S. F. (Siegfried Frederick),
Published By: Original publisher
London: Routledge & Paul. 1954. x, 288 p., 16 plates
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.
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);
Magical and mental therapy (755);
Medical therapy (757);
Religious denominations (795);
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
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
Includes bibliographical references
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.
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).
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.