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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Nagler, A. M. (Alois Maria), 1907-
Krueger, Felix, 1874-1948
Published By: Original publisher
München: C. H. Beck. 1926. HRAF ms: 1-733 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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
Legal norms (671);
Legal and judicial personnel (693);
Trial procedure (695);
Initiation of judicial proceedings (694);
Judicial authority (692);
Social offenses (689);
Community heads (622);
Personal names (551);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Avoidance and taboo (784);
Rule of descent (611);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Family relationships (593);
Mode of marriage (583);
Informal in-group justice (627);
Gift giving (431);
Kin relationships (602);
Chief executive (643);
Property in movables (422);
Gender status (562);
Puberty and initiation (881);
Borrowing and lending (426);
Real property (423);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Gutmann was a missionary and occasional adviser to the
German colonial government for more than two decades. He presents here a detailed
description of Chagga institutions, tracing legal concepts and practices and the general
norms of the society. At the same time he gives attention to historical developments,
instituted changes and cultural trends. Many ritualistic practices are described.
Incantations are often quoted in full but it is not clearly stated whether or not these
quotations are verbatim. Such long passages, many of which have been excerpted in category
789, often refer to particular aspects of the culture which are not expressly mentioned
otherwise in the book. Because of close interrelationship between Chagga law and religion,
categories under both headings should be consulted for legal subjects. A great number of
native terms have been used by the author to describe native institutions. Those which
occur frequently are arranged in a glossary, category 104.
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
English translation from German
Translation of: [Das Recht der Dschagga] Translated
for the HRAF files by A. M. Nagler in 1953|Omitted from the Files: Occasional passages not
pertinent to Chagga life. These omissions are explained in bracketed notes in the text. The
paging of the translation is consecutive
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.
Thomas Maretski ; 1953 : Teferi Abate Adem; 2010
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
Chaga (African people)//Law, Primitive