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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan),
The Zande royal court
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Zaire [microform] -- Vol. 11
Published By: Original publisher
Zaire [microform] -- Vol. 11
Bruxelles: éditions Universitares. 1957. 361-389, 493-511,
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Form and rules of government (642);
Chief executive (643);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Executive household (644);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
In this article, Evans-Pritchard describes and analyzes the
organization of the Azande royal courts at both the kingdom and provincial levels. the data
pertain particularly to King Gbudwes kingdom in the last half of the 19th century and the
opening years of the 20th century prior to the establishment of British colonial rule, and
the data sources were mainly elderly informants and travelers accounts, supplemented by his
own observations of some remaining elements of traditional court life at the courts of
Gbudwes sons. Evans-Pritchard observes that the relations between the king and his
immediate retinue are analogous to those between ruler and subject at each level of Azande
government; hence, the structure and functions of the royal court become an index or model
of the nature of political relations in the whole state. A key function and support of the
territorial-administrative hierarchy is the system of economic reciprocity, whereby
tribute, taxes, fines, and the products of organized labor groups such as the military
companies are channeled upward to the princes and the king, and a redistribution is then
made downward to the subjects of the rulers mainly in the form of prepared food and spears
to be used as bride-wealth as well as weapons in warfare.
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HRAF pagination: 1-75 p.
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.
Gilbert Winer ; Robert O. Lagacé ; 1968-1969
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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
Zande (African people)