Beattie, John. The Nyoro state

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

Title: The Nyoro state

Published By: Original publisher Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1971. xiii, 280 p., plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication John Beattie

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Banyoro (FK11)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Real property (423); Territorial organization (630); Status, role, and prestige (554); Government institutions (640); Mythology (773); Ethnosociology (829);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this study, Beattie examines the political institutions of the Bunyoro kingdom prior to 1967. Bunyoro had been the dominant kingdom in the interlacustrine region, but was in decline by the time the first Europeans, Speke and Grant, arrived in 1862. Oral history and court ritual speak to a structural duality--typical of the interlacustrine states--between centralized rule imposed by outsiders--in the caseof Banyoro by pastoralists from the north (BAHIMA) and a lineage-based organization of indigenous agriculturalists (BAIRU). However, Beattie argues that this structure disappeared with the destruction of the herds and that political authority rested in royal grants of land and political office made to Bahima and Bairu alike. The Banyoro never achieved the degree of centralization of the neighboring Buganda kingdom and Beattie examines the multiple reasons for this situation.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. fk11-001

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 (p. 272-275)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1951-1955

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-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard ; 2002

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1862-1967

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

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


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