Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973. Zande Kings and Princes

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

Title: Zande Kings and Princes

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Essays in social anthropology

Published By: Original publisher Essays in social anthropology London: Faber and Faber. 1962. 87-116 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication E. E. Evans-Pritchard

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Azande (FO07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Chief executive (643); Life history materials (159); Executive household (644);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article is rich in its descriptive detail and depth of characterization of several notable Azande kings and princes famous in 19th century pre-colonial Azande history. The data are derived mostly from primary historical accounts and from oral traditions which Evans-Pritchard collected in the course of his field work with the Azande. Rather extensive biographical sketches are presented of some of the more prominent kings, and briefer information on numerous less well known members of the royalty. The objective is to delineate the personality, character, conduct, and manners of Azande rulers. A fairly consistent picture emerges from the historical sources, which correlates well with the author's impression of the present-day ruling class. Most Azande kings and princes were characterized by a 'natural dignity of bearing, unostentatious pride, distinguished air, courteous manners, cordiality, self-assurance, composure, reserve, reflectiveness, and generosity, and … intelligence and calm, sound judgment, firmness, astuteness, and prudence' (p. 116). Nineteenth-century authors only rarely report a ruler as being cruel or brutal, arrogant, harsh or rude, and so forth.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 58

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. fo07-058

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: This article was originally published in the Anthropological Quarterly, 1957 Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1926-1930

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 Social Anthropologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Gilbert Winer ; Robert O. Lagacé ; 1968-1969

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca. 1865-ca.1905

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 Zande (African people)


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