Oyler, D. S.. The Shilluk's belief in the evil eye, the evil medicine man

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

Title: The Shilluk's belief in the evil eye, the evil medicine man

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Sudan notes and records -- Vol. 2

Published By: Original publisher Sudan notes and records -- Vol. 2 Khartoum: [s.n.]. 1919. 122-137 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication D. S. Oyler

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. Shilluk (FJ23)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Sorcery (754); Theory of disease (753); Morbidity (164); Magical and mental therapy (755); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Ethnoanatomy (826); Abortion and infanticide (847);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article, by a missionary, deals with Shilluk beliefs in sorcery. The author discusses the evil eye and the diseases attributed to this power, the social position and relations of persons believed to possess the evil eye, the manner in which such power is passed on to others, and the treatment of diseases attributed to this power. The jal yat or evil medicine man is discussed in similar terms. In addition some materials are offered on infanticide and on norms of behavior related to Shilluk beliefs in sorcery.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

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. fj23-011

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1918

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. 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). 1900-1919

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

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


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