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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Seligman, C. G. (Charles Gabriel),
Seligman, Brenda Z.
Pagan tribes of the Nilotic Sudan
Published By: Original publisher
London: George Routledge and Sons Ltd.. 1932. i-xv, 37-105
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
C. G. Seligman and Brenda Z. Seligman
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. 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
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Settlement patterns (361);
Community structure (621);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
General character of religion (771);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The materials in this document provide a good overall
account of Shilluk culture based primarily on the authors' own fieldwork with supplementary
materials drawn from other accounts. While the treatment is necessarily brief it is
comprehensive and covers all aspects of Shilluk culture except for technology and material
culture. The authors appear to rely on informants' statements about Shilluk culture and
traditions and to depend on this rather than on personal observation or investigation. As a
result the normative aspects of culture are stressed and there is little information on
variability or on day to day life. The authors were social anthropologists.
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references Only pages dealing
with the Shilluk, i-xv and 37-105, are included in this collection
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.
Betty Potash ; 1960
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
Shilluk (African people)