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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan),
Cannibalism: a Zande text
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Africa -- Vol. 26
Published By: Original publisher
Africa -- Vol. 26
London: Oxford University Press. 1956. 73-74 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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Literary texts (539);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
In this very short article, Evans-Pritchard records
verbatim an Azande text on cannibalism taken from an elderly informant who presumably had
reliable knowledge of Azande culture and society prior to the establishment of the
Anglo-Egyptian administration over the Azande and the resultant formal suppression of
cannibalism. Although the author does not offer annotation of the text or interpretation of
cannibalism, the text itself reveals some insight into the nature of this
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
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 ; 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, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and
Central African Republic; Africa
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Zande (African people)